One who observes and thinks about what has been seen, what has passed by my way, what greater meaning lies behind and beneath life's small events.
Yes, dogs do sense what we feel, what is needed and give comfort, Susan. We are at an age now when a dog would probably outlive us, so being cowardly we do not have one. Having said that, I am forgetting that we have moved into a warden assisted flat where pets are not allowed. But we have our memories. And the flat is next to the ‘Guide dogs for the Blind’ building, and from the large picture window of the flat we can see the labradors being trained 🌹
At least you can watch the labs, which are the best dogs for assistance from those who have trained them.
Children and dogs make a great team. My children have always had dogs. Now so do their children and grandchildren.
Our gr-children are fortunate to have their dogs. Lucy Goosey, Scrumpy, and Porter are part of their own families.
I worked with autistic children for many years and saw them bond with all sorts of animals in many ways. We had regular visits from therapy dogs.
Not many people have spent time with an autistic child, so I am thrilled to get your comment. I have an autistic nephew (who has a BA in forestry). Also have had mainstreamed autistic students in my clas. Therapy dogs are amazing.
Wonderful post. Dogs are fantastic companions. They do often take care of us. We are lucky to have them.
With so many military returning from Iraq with PTSD, therapy dogs save so many lives.
Sharing our lives with animals from a different species to our own is ALWAYS wonderful. And a joy.
So very true.
Dogs are precious friends, i have several doggie friends who make my life happier because they are there.
When your life is happier because your dog is there, well then, that is part of God's plan/
We don't deserve dogs.
God gives us things we don't deserve. He has some plan.
Just wonderful. Love is what a dog can show, some better than others, but it is there. Love the videos. Dogs are a GOOD part of life...Sweet, Sherry & jack
There are so many videos like those and I got caught up in watching them.
This is absolutely JOYOUS, Susan. What adorable videos. It's times like this I wish I still owned a dog. Or a dog owned me!
Good memories, good times.
Gentle dogs and children are a good match.
Dogs and kids area a great match indeed, as long as both are trained well with one another. Something some parents don't take the time to do and then wonder why they dog and/or kid plays rough or bites.
Parents do need to take the responsibility to teach children how to care for their pets.
thank you sooo much for such exquisite sharing dear Susan!love is universal language ,not spoken but felt so powerfully i enjoyed each bit of these SPECIAL videos :)
The tenderness of the dogs was impressive.
When the dog licks the baby, I got teary. And when the autistic child found help in that dog, I really cried.
There is no better friend than a dog!
they don't judge, they just care.
Animals are the best friends we can have.
When I see a person walking their dogs here, I am just a bit jealous.
Think my favorite was the dog tucking in the baby. The protective dogs reminded me why I was never spanked as a child. Our toy fox terrier tried to bite the ankles of my Mom the one time she tried to swat me on my diaper. From then on I got talked to or punished--no spankings:)
Well, then. Your terrier showed Mom who was in charge.
Those were really cute.
The dogs and the babies made a cute combo.
Lovely. I grew up with a dog and loved him dearly. Cats have been a better match with our daughter.
We had a beagle Tuffy on the farm and he was my pal.
What a delight-FULL post! I feel sorry for those children raised without the company of a fur-sibling. Their devotion is humbling.
It seems to me that eventually the dog will find them.
I was petrified of dogs as a kid.
Many people are afraid of dogs.
These are so sweet. While I'm more a cat person, I grew up with dogs and a wonderful dog is indeed a fine friend!
Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!