Monday, September 24, 2012

A Dog's Life

As most of you know, I have a teenage daughter who is 15 years old ... but we also are hosting a foreign exchange student from Taiwan.  Her name is Celine and she is 16.   The girls are getting along really well - and my 3 boys just love her ... so she is fitting into our family quite well.  What is really cool, is that she also loves our dogs.   We always enjoy hosting foreign exchange students; as we have done it many times, but we especially love it when the slide into our hectic family as if they've been here forever :)

So today Celine and my daughter, Victoria, washed the dogs.  It was kind of endearing to see.  It also made me a little jealous - man I wish somebody would pamper ME like that! :)   As a matter of fact, a dog doesn't really have to think about choices or habits at all ... we humans decide their food, when we walk them, where they can sleep, when they can bathe, etc.  These dogs, are indeed, at our mercy, but all they do is offer us unconditional love.  Wouldn't it be great if someone else made all of our choices for us and all we had to do was follow along, wag our tail, lick some faces and sleep a lot! Heck, somebody else even cleans up their poop! :)

Okay - maybe I'm being silly ... but since I suspect that anyone reading this is, in fact, a human - - and not a dog - - you do actually have to take responsibility for your choices and habits.   It's not a dog's life, after all ... but it sure is fun to have their world collide with ours, isn't it?


As always, make champion choices,