Jim has been really busy volunteering with the Colorado Patriot Guard Riders. Last night, they played ping pong with some of the PTSD guys at the VA hospital. He asked if I could take a moment to write a post so you would all have something to look at. I said yes, but I had no idea what to write.
There is one topic that is always on my mind: dogs. I love dogs. They are simply the best.
When some cruel person mistreats one, it just breaks my heart. Jim is quick with the remote to change the channel when one of the dog welfare commercials comes on the TV. I know why they show images of abused animals, but I can NOT stand to watch. In addition, I do not want to give them money. It's not because I don't feel for those dogs, but because the agencies are manipulating my emotions in order to get that money.
My feeling is that the best thing any of us can do for doggies is to be the best to and do the best for any of the dogs we have in our lives.
Take time to watch out for their welfare AND treat them with the most love, attention, and care possible. Play with them in the ways they like best. Hug their furry little necks. Give them treats that are good for them. Feed them high quality food. Get them regular vaccinations and veterinary care. Keep clean, fresh water for them all the time.
Mostly, love them with all your heart. That's how they love you, right?
Jim, I love you and your little dog, too.