There is a group of family members that we tend to not think of when we give thanks. Today, I just want to introduce you to some of them. There isn’t enough room on this blog to bring each one of these wonderful beings to life for you, but you’ll recognize all of them as they’ve existed in your life, past and present.
No doubt, you’ve guessed that I want to salute our pets. The quiet and not-so-quiet members of our clans. The “relative” who can be demanding, pesky, noisy. The “relative” that will always love you without reserve.
The friends who joined us for Thanksgiving Day brought their dog/daughter, Lucy, the Minpin. She was a rescue dog, obviously abused in her former life. She’s a bit high-strung, partly because of her breed, partly because of, well, only she knows what. And she is devoted to her “mom”. Attached at the hip, or rather, ankle, happy in her “mom’s” company. She is protective and loving of her persons; the persons who saved her and gave her the security she hadn‘t had before.
|Lucy is very camera-shy so this blur|
is the best we could do.
Wish you could see how sweet she is!
|Looking Like Leo|
|It's hard work some days!|
But, just as Lucy is my friend’s love, Mickey is mine. My mother has hers: his name is Timmy. And he has her totally wrapped around his pretty paw. He cannot be disturbed when he is sleeping on her bed. He gets fed when he yells enough. The world revolves around Timmy. And he’s earned every bit of it. Timmy is my mom’s best buddy. He helps her with everything from paper filing (on the floor) to pulling thread (and tangling it) as she uses it to sew.
They are all entertaining, loving, and indispensable in our worlds. Our lives would not be as fulfilled without having our animals to care for. And having them to care for us.
So, once the chaos of the weekend has subsided, remember to raise a toast to your pet, your furry four-footed friend, your incomparable companion. Give thanks for the rest of your family!
|Peace & Love|