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Going to the Dogs Today….

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I’ve posted about this sweet little boy before, but he’ll be 13 years old in a couple of weeks and lately he’s been aging right before my eyes.  He’s been my little companion all these years and to say how thankful I am that God gave him to me just can’t be done. (Yeah, I know – he’s a dog, not a child!  I’m not comparing, but unless you’ve been blessed with a pet who fills so much of your heart, don’t knock!).

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Mason has been a little under the weather lately and was diagnosed with a more pronounced heart murmur and kidney failure last week.   He has a new diet and I’m hoping it will help his kidneys, but this news has made this mama’s heart break.  As I see him struggle to get comfortable and know this is all part of that stupid old life cycle, I’m immensely thankful for the days he’s been mine.

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He came to me at a time when I faced a REALLY REALLY empty nest and he was here when I returned home to an empty home after I retired. He follows me around the house, is always ready to take a ride, loves vacay, loves to check the mail, ALWAYS wants my lap, and shows me such love, indifference, interest, and even humor as we’ve traveled  this journey together.  But for now, I will not count the days, only the blessings!

 

The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being. The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.”

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