Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dogs, Kids, and Life

A good friend, Chris Lally, has a great blog. I was reading it yesterday, and as usual, it inspired me to think about things. Her blog always does that. But she REALLY had me at the dog part. Her comments, and the picture of Cobie were great.  (check her out at the art experience,
Anyways, I got to thinking about my boy, Wade, again (as I do 24/7!) (and his funny little crooked teeth!). We did our hospital visit yesterday (he's a therapy dog), and it never ceases to amaze me how these people respond to dogs. It is that moment when we ask if they would like to see a Therapy Dog, that you witness a face just transform into pure joy! Very rewarding for Mom, too! Then I got to thinking about my first grandson. I took this picture of his little shoes while he was napping at my house Saturday. I think they're the cutest thing I've ever seen! So for whatever reason, I thought these two photos should go together. The  beautiful generous soul of a dog, and the innocence of a small boy who loves not just dogs, but ALL of life!  I took him outside that day, he looked up, and immediately said,
"A BIRD!!", with excitement beyond belief. I think we grown ups need to remember to look at life that way whenever we can. Pure awe and joy in the everyday things. I believe we can learn alot from dogs and children! 

"In his grief over the loss of a dog, a little boy stands for the first time on tiptoe, peering into the rueful morrow of manhood. After this most inconsolable of sorrows there is nothing life can do to him that he will not be able somehow to bear".
James Thurber


  1. AWE! Thanks so much for sharing this.

  2. Thank you, Sue. I always appreciate your comments!

  3. Okay, Laurie, you made me cry. And the quote by James Thurber made me cry. But Wade made me smile. What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing it, Friend!