Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Loving Dogs

A Friend of mind sent me this. I felt it was so touching I had to share.
Deblyns German Shepherds

This is from a Dean Koontz novel, "The Darkest Evening of the Year." It's a profound, moving, and beautiful expression of why we surround ourselves with lives more fragile than our own.

"Dogs' lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you're going to lose a dog, and there's going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy, or delight in her innocence, because you can't support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There's such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusion we allow ourselves and for the mistakes we make because of those illusions."

1 comment:

jane said...


Lovely article