I'm not a big astrology person. I don't believe the placement of the stars at a certain time determine our future...or anything else for that matter. But I like how the Chinese have named the years. Just for your info...I'm a Leo but if I were Chinese, I'd be an Ox.
However, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. I find it interesting since for me, 2018 is going to be devoted to dog stuff. I'm getting a puppy in several months that I'm so excited about. More details and puppy pictures will come when I have them but I can tell you, he will be a Belgian Malinois from a top breeder in Florida. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it.
So, in honor of 2018 and the Year of the Dog, I give you a reprint from another blog of mine. Some may have already seen it...sorry...but it still holds true.
I thought about this the other morning as I lay in the fetal position at the edge of the bed, one foot half off, the other being used as a pillow for a 95 pound Doberman. And as I lay there thinking about how close I was to falling off the bed, I realized I didn’t want to disturb the dog.
Now, I’m not one who thinks of my dog as a furry child. She has a dog’s name, not a people name. I don’t dress her up, except for that one time. After having her spayed, she was cold so I put a long sleeve, thermal shirt on her. Which she loved and wore for about a week.
That said, she is spoiled. She sleeps on the bed with us. I let her on the couch, and she gets fed people food, probably more often than she should. She gets a high quality, raw diet, has a better health-care plan than I, and doesn’t really have to work for a living. In fact, one of her favorite sports is couch napping.
They say letting your dog sleep with you is a good thing. That you sleep better for it. Sometimes I’m not so sure. Especially those nights when she is chasing the cats in her sleep. Funny thing is, when I’m away from home and have the bed to myself, I miss her.
Roger Caras said, “Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.” And this is so true. Dogs give us unconditional love and teach us the meaning of loyalty. Our lives are made better for having a dog in it.
Yes, she takes up a lot of the bed and sometimes hogs the covers, but she can use my foot for a pillow anytime she wants.
Soon it will be a new year. I'm so excited for the arrival of 2018. There's a lot of things in the works that are going to be awesome. I'll share some of them here each week.
First, is the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Starting January 1, I'll be posting something new every day. These posts will include guest posts from other authors, book reviews, general writing stuff, all sorts of "a day in the life" posts. Oh, there will also be posts about my writing, dog adventures, (I'm getting a puppy!!!) and things that interest or intrigue me. And who knows what else.
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Hi, I'm Jean.
I'm a writer, editor, cat trainer, wife, mom, partner in crime, and crazy dog lady.