Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Tuesday, 04 April 2006 - Unselfish dog

Dear God:

Today, I am thankful for one unselfish dog.

Our neighbors are vacationing this week in California, so we agreed to take care of their dog, Sage, during the day. She's spending afternoons at our house so she'll be tired after much physical activity and mental stimulation. At night, she stays with Rosemary and her dogs, Oakley and Beau (the puppy).

Sage, a border collie, is well-behaved and gets along famously with our chocolate Lab, T. They don't actually play together; rather, they coexist - T does his thing while Sage does hers. Neither has alpha traits. Both are very omega and submissive.

T willing shares his toys and water with her. She really likes one of the chicken toys, several of the chew bones and Snoopy (aka Snoop Dog). He also doesn't mind the attention we lavish on his guest as long as he gets a few kisses and treats.

T, however, is visibly relieved when I take Sage home. He's been the "only dog" for so long and relishes his privacy, solitude and "best dog ever" status.

For this blessing, I am grateful.


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