For once this isn’t to ridicule my sister’s dog, but a remembrance of dogs that have come and gone. Before my trip to NY i stopped by Borders to pick up some reading material. It usually takes a strong reccommendation before i’ll read something, but one book just caught my eye and stuck just because of the dog on the cover, Marley & Me. It was a book just right up my alley, life lessons, a simple view of life, and of course all taught by one loopy dog. I’m still figuring out how good of a book it is, but I did finish it in two days. This is just he exerpt that i wanted to share with everyone.
“A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn’t care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not.”
So to all the dogs that i have grown up with, Genie, Ozzie, Cookie, Pepsi, and Doogie, each still has a corner in my heart and mind.