Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Life with Dogs....

“Dogs are our link to paradise. 
They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. 
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, 
where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” 
― Milan Kundera

 I'll have to admit, we got a dog through serious planning and research.
We started watching "Dog Whisperer".
I read the "How to Raise the Perfect Dog" book.
We went to dog shows and talked to owners and breeders.
I read a LOT of online articles.

We researched our breeds and chose Australian Shepherds for their
intelligence, agility and versatility.

I am not a dog lover;  I love cats.
We even have three of them.

Then we got our dogs, Dixie and Dillon.
Now I love my dogs.
Still not a dog lover, but these two take my breath away.

It's true that dogs live in the moment,
and I have learned a lot from them.

“Perhaps one central reason for loving dogs is that they take us away from this obsession with ourselves. When our thoughts start to go in circles, and we seem unable to break away, wondering what horrible event the future holds for us, the dog opens a window into the delight of the moment.” 
― Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson,


betty said...

What I love about Koda and perhaps the majority of dogs is how excited they are to see you, even if you just went outside to get the mail. They definitely love their pack (people) and are very social. I never had a cat but I do threaten Koda if anything happens to him, I'm getting a cat.


Lori said...

Aussies are THE best breed in my opinion. If we ever move back out into the country, that is the breed I want to have again.

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