Friday, December 2, 2011

Dogs Make A Difference (the dogs that have changed my life)

Yesterday I was catching up on my blog list reading. I follow A LOT of blogs and I want a chance to read them all. So I try to read a couple of posts a day. I saw that Ours for a Year  had a new post. The post was about BD (before dog) and AD (after dog.)

There are so many views on dogs and how they affect people. I won't bring this up in a controversial sort of way, because I know that most of you who will read this love or at least can put up with dogs.

In that blog post on Ours for a Year Mimi talked about the difference a dog can make in a person's life. I believe that God can use things that in some people's minds are "just animals" and turn them into one of the biggest blessings ever.

My life has been changed so much through being a pet owner, working with rescue dogs, and raising puppies for CCI. People may see dogs as "trivial" things, but I see them as an amazing work of art.
I've seen dogs that got on my nerve and dogs that seem keenly in tune with human emotions.

I'm changing lives and my life is being changed. From some people's views there's know point in seeking happiness in the simple things of life, but it will never cease to amaze me that a furry, affectionate animal can change so many people's lives for the better. I know that my life has been more fulfilling than it would be if I had not chosen to share my life with animals.

Pepin-- The dog who has stayed by my side over the last six years (I don't have a picture of the two of us on this computer :(

Dembre-- The dog who taught me how to love selflessly

Hobart II-- the dog who is teaching me that I'm being changed, no matter how hard it may be.
Dogs change us in easy to see ways when they turn on the light for their master and also in subconscious ways by giving us some stability in a world that is never at peace. I thought I'd share these couple of paragraphs to express how much dogs have changed my life and how much they make a difference.
~Elijah, Pepin, Dembre, & Hobart II


  1. Great post Elijah! It's truly amazing how dogs can help people become more, well, human.

  2. Wonderful post! lol Belle, or perhaps they make us less human, give us a glimpse of the common sense we so desperately need.

  3. So true! God has a purpose for everything in His creation; and clearly, He meant for dogs and people to have a special relationship! :-)


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