Since I was a baby I’ve been around dogs – Cisco, Zookie, Joy, Ranger, Boggie and Tootsie. I’m sure if I missed one, my aunt will lovingly correct me next time we talk 😉
Although we got Zookie when I was about 5 years old and she was with us for 16 years, she was 100 percent my mom’s dog. Zookie would tolerate and protect the rest of us, but she and my mom were inseparable.
Dogs are wonderful. They don’t care what color your hair is, if you did your makeup, what college you went to or how much dough is in your bank account. They give unconditional love and just want to be with you.
After a bad day, or even a good one, coming home to a wagging little tail and big brown eyes, makes everything else in the world seem irrelevant.
Dogs teach responsibility, love, respect and fun. Once you have dog in your life you will wonder how you ever lived without one.
My Toby comes with me almost everywhere I can take him, and makes for a great traveling, hiking, kayaking and driving buddy.
There are tons of dogs out there that don’t have the luxury of curling up under the blankets like mine is doing as I type. Instead, they fall asleep hoping for a special human to come and make them part of their family.
Here are some of my favorite photos of my Toby. 🙂 Please share stories about your dogs below – I’d LOVE to hear about them!