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My Dog

Much is changing with our new president making sure he returns us to 1950s America. But there is one who is not affected by it all.

My dog.

I’m not too good to nap with a cat. 

Rumpy still lies at the foot of my bed each night, and at my feet whenever I’m home.

Rumpy still walks the perimeter of our yard each morning and evening to see what smells different since the last time.

Rumpy’s ears always perk up when I say “outside” or “cookie.”

He’s my constant companion when I cook and when I eat.

Sharing with the dog will bring you good luck!

He comforts me when I’m sad and listens to me when I’m mad.

I believe that basically man is cruel and selfish. One need only look to the world’s current political climate to see that.

But dogs are our link to the spiritual world. They teach me there is much more in this realm than just me and my silly, self-centered wants. There are invisible things only they see. Smells that elude me. Sounds that I don’t hear because I’m too focused on my stuff.

Yesterday when I came home, I passed a neighbor walking with her dog. The dog sat at the edge of the driveway and waited for me to exit my car just to say hello. Contrast that to the thousand or so people I pass each day at lunch as I walk downtown Nashville and not one acknowledges my presence.

Dogs are the higher evolved beings. What is a struggle for me comes naturally to them.

Rise and shine! It’s a beautiful day!

I long to see the world the way dogs do.


About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


47 thoughts on “My Dog

  1. Yes! But fortunately, peeps (or at least, some of them) have humour: https://youtu.be/ELD2AwFN9Nc or https://twitter.com/Charles_HRH

    Posted by kolytyi | January 25, 2017, 4:36 AM
  2. I really do agree, our Ruby is the gem in our lives she is just so much better than any human!! Me included!! xxxx

    Posted by willowdot21 | January 25, 2017, 5:55 AM
  3. I agree dogs are the better peeps…..

    Posted by easyweimaraner | January 25, 2017, 5:56 AM
  4. Eckart Tolle once said, “I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.” Dogs are no different in that they teach us to put our worries away and enjoy the moment.

    Posted by Charles Huss | January 25, 2017, 5:59 AM
  5. what is a struggle for human comes easy for dogs and other animals…humans are never satisfied, unlike dogs, they have that sense of fulfillment just being with a family…

    Posted by smartandpracticalparenting | January 25, 2017, 6:10 AM
  6. That’s the life!


    Posted by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) | January 25, 2017, 7:40 AM
  7. Sounds like the perfect existence. Tonight I A) Had a guest for dinner. And B) Set and Sat at the table……Both rare to never happen so chasing Jamima off the table as she inched closer and closer to my plate of roasted veggies and tandoori marinated butterflied lamb roast(Australia Day tomorrow) Had to chase Jamima her off several times before eventually giving her my guests plate on the floor. Tasty gravy a plenty………..

    Posted by helentastic67 | January 25, 2017, 7:55 AM
  8. I’ve been enjoying my time with our dog Greta more and more the past weeks. I think I know why now! Thanks for the post.

    Posted by mfearing | January 25, 2017, 8:27 AM
  9. “We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travails of the earth.” Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928.

    Posted by tweed bloxom | January 25, 2017, 10:10 AM
  10. This is a great post. I wish you’d send it into your newspaper. But then those that are selfish/mean probably wouldn’t get it if they read it. I feel the same about my dogs, the only children we have. So poignant the mention about the dog in the driveway. Makes me feel so sad that people don’t treat each other better. It takes so little to smile. Obviously this his a nerve. Thanks.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | January 25, 2017, 10:17 AM
  11. Aww, such a heartwarming post and adorable pictures. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 Henry

    Posted by Henry | January 25, 2017, 3:20 PM
  12. More like 1950’s Russia. Just saying. #Trumplethinskin
    Dogs will be the new therapy modality while we live through this nightmare.

    Posted by Tails Around the Ranch | January 25, 2017, 4:29 PM
  13. Herr trump is taking us back to Germany in the 30’s.

    Posted by corkscot | January 25, 2017, 7:18 PM
  14. Oh to be a dog…

    Posted by apunkwithms | January 25, 2017, 11:39 PM
  15. Any of our pets a better than Humans,and I believe the this planet would be better off without us humans wrecking the place.Speedy is my Sunshine in our world and I always try to see it through his eye and ears at least once a day,it makes for a better day that way,xx Rachel

    Posted by speedyrabbit | January 26, 2017, 1:59 AM
  16. Yes. What a gift that would be. I’ve been dogless for more than a year now. It’s killing me. Especially now. When all I seem to do is scream at the TV or computer. Where is my Stuart to look at me, cock his head and say, “what up peep?”

    Posted by The Scottie Chronicles | January 26, 2017, 3:45 PM
  17. I so agree with you. Dogs are much more humane than mankind. I think they’re more intelligent also. We could all learn from them if we would only shut up and pay attention.

    Posted by Susan Langer | January 26, 2017, 6:27 PM
  18. I think I would like to be your dog. Or for that matter, either of MY dogs.

    Posted by Marilyn Armstrong | January 26, 2017, 11:31 PM
  19. totally agree with every word!

    Posted by murphysmission | January 27, 2017, 2:39 AM
  20. Gosh was the 1950s really that awful stateside?

    Posted by Isobel | January 27, 2017, 4:04 PM
  21. This article is great.
    You’re dog it awesome.

    Posted by byrontosaurus | February 9, 2017, 3:27 AM
  22. He is a beauty! Great post, it is HARD not to be a dog lover, they are truly amazing animals and we can learn so much from them.

    Posted by sunsunnyblog | June 4, 2017, 1:47 AM

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