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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pets As Family


As I write today, I am not alone, I am kept company with our wonderful Belgian Shepherd, Magnolia. She is always following and watching, a true shepherd.

I never understood why people treated animals as their children, or as family, until I had my first dog. I had enjoyed the company of cats for years, and I always thought they were good companions. Dogs are just more connected to you, they demand that you interact with them, and your lives become entwined.

A pet is a friend who will never desert you. They are faithful to the end, always giving you unconditional love. Seldom do we find as true a friend.


Here is a poem for my Magnolia, my Maggie.


MAGNOLIA

I feel her watchful eye upon me
Always keeping track, following
Wherever I go

Fleet of foot
Playful and spirited
Her dog smile lingers

Sometimes we play chase
Other times we cuddle
Trusting eyes gaze into mine
Filled with love
What bliss!

7 comments:

  1. Joan,
    I love the photo and poem about Magnolia. I also love dogs and know how they can be just like family. Have a great week.

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  2. Joan, You hooked me with this lovely lady - Magnolia. I have her brother,
    Nugget. ( I know they are not kin, but they look a lot alike.) He would go crazy if he saw her. I like the poem too. It describes how Nugget looks at me. I inherited him when my son died, and so he is mine now and he knows it.

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  3. What a beautiful dog. My dog, Rocky, is such a comfort to me and is always happy to see me when I come home. Tiger, my cat, sits in my chair when I'm away and just looks at me when I come in, waiting for me to come to her and give her loving. But I love them both and would be lost without them.

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  4. I forgot to say, I love the poem about Magnolia and really love her name.

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  5. Thank you all for your comments! It is obvious how much love these pets give to us.
    We are blessed!

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  6. Hi Joan, I just posted a comment and asked if this dog was a Belgian Tervuren and I found this. This is Linda Parks do you remember me? I also have Tervurens aren't they a wonderful breed, so smart and so devoted to you. Yours is simply beautiful. God Bless our Pets

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  7. Hi Linda! How did you happen to find me? Was it through Saundra?
    Yes, we love the breed. This is our second Tervuren.
    Would love to see your photos!

    Joan

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