Whoever says they are just dogs - have never really loved a dog. We got her at 7 weeks - she was my friend and companion thru some times that I felt I could not make it. I could talk to her and she would act like she understood everything. She was there next to me when I felt so alone. She loved to curl up next to me when I slept. She stayed under my desk when I worked. She would lay her head in my lap when I cried.
Some of my family consider her physco because she did not like strangers and she stayed close to me. In truth, she was not an easy dog because you had to watch her or put her out if anyone came around, but she loved her immediate family so much. She loved to play hide & seek with Brian & Britney.
I found this on the internet one day:
When God had made the earth and sky
the flowers and the trees,
He then made all the animals
the fish, the birds and bees.
And when at last He'd finished
not one was quite the same.
He said, "I'll walk this world of mine
and give each one a name."
And so He traveled far and wide
and everywhere He went,
a little creature followed Him
until it's strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth
and in the sky and sea,
the little creature said, "Dear Lord,
there's not one left for me."
Kindly the Father said to him,
"I've left you to the end.
I've turned my own name back to front
and called you dog, My dear friend."
She could never be off lease but now she can run and play like other dogs! And I will love her forever.