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Dogs, glorious dogs. I’ve lived with dogs of all shapes and sizes — Alaskan Malamutes, Border Collie-mixes, Labrador-mixes, Goldens and now a snauser/poodle hybrid. Regardless of the breed they are all consistently great pals to have around!
When I was a child, having a dog meant always having someone to play with — the friend that never says “nah, that’s boring!” Dogs are versatile playmates too. I remember teaching my dog simple sign language commands when I wanted to play school. I think my dogs enjoyed my little tea parties even more than I did. I mean, those dolls really couldn’t eat the little sandwiches, so guess who got an extra snack. That’s right – Lance, Prince, Rex and Randy!
Dogs in Childhood and Beyond
As a child dogs were also my personal therapist. Hey, the price was right (purloined table food was always a winner) and the advice was perfect. Only a dog can sit with a crying child and look even sadder than their the kid. They’d lick my tears, which tickled my face, rest their head on my lap and just let me pet them until I tired. They’d sneak into my room if they saw that I was distressed and spend the night with me. [Read more...]