Love

http://time.com/5342964/human-bond-dog-thoughts/

(hat tip Bob E)

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21 Responses to “Love”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:05 am on July 21st, 2018

    Greetings!

    Interesting article!

    RIO! I am glad that you checked in last night and that all youse in the Little Red and White House are safe. I had only heard about the tornadoes yesterday on the news.

    Mama Luna: I loved your portrait!

    Create a good day!

  2. B.Stover
    9:18 am on July 21st, 2018

    Interesting. I have to see if I can find out anything more about the Welsh tale of Gelert.

    Good morning all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:24 am on July 21st, 2018

    Good morning Wose and everyone. We have always loved Corelle and each pattern we love is discontinued almost instantly. Wowser, we will look for Mama Luna plates. It would be nice, wouldn’t it?
    BooBear, play like crazy on this day off.
    Super Saturday to all.

  4. dawson
    10:31 am on July 21st, 2018

    Thanks Spence and Bob E. for the interesting article.

    A sunny day! I’m off for a two hour drive to the mountains and then a hike upwards toward Summit Lake.

    Enjoy your day, everyone!

  5. Belle Starr
    10:54 am on July 21st, 2018

    If there is a plate about my mama, a Bellestarriswomderful plate can’t be far far behind, can it?

  6. Masquers
    4:11 pm on July 21st, 2018

    Bellé: Mama Luna will make sure of it!

  7. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    4:17 pm on July 21st, 2018

    I’ve actually recently discovered a new author named Alan Russell who has written a series of books (4 so far) about a LA police detective named Michael Gideon and his canine police dog companion, named Sirius, which I would highly recommend. He has a terrific writing style (a little reminiscent of Peter Abrahams or Spencer Quinn in The Right Side) and the books are well plotted, funny at times, and quite touching too, with some great contemporary references. I have only read the first two in the series so far, but the second one, called Guardians of the Night, really got my attention, for among other things, the fact that the title of the book is a reference to a terrific poem for which the author is unknown but copyrighted by the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association, which is really moving. Here is the poem:

    Guardians Of The Night
     
    Trust in me my friend for I am
    your comrade.
    I will protect you with my last breath
    When all others have left you
    And the loneliness of the night closes in,
    I will be at your side. 

    Together we will conquer all obstacles,
    And search out those who might wish harm to others.
    All I ask of you is compassion,
    The caring touch of your hands.
    It is for you that I will unselfishly give my life
    And spend my nights unrested.
    Although our days together
    May be marked by the passing of the seasons.
    Know that each day at your side is my reward. 

    My days are measured by
    The coming and going of your footsteps.
    I anticipate them at every opening of the door.
    You are the voice of caring when I am ill.
    The voice of authority when I’ve done wrong.

    Do not chastise me unduly
    For I am your right arm,
    The sword at your side.
    I attempt to do only what you bid of me.
    I seek only to please you and remain in your favor. 

    Together you and I shall experience
    A bond only others like us will understand
    When outsiders see us together
    Their envy will be measured by their disdain. 

    I will quietly listen to you
    And pass no judgment,
    Nor will your spoken words be repeated
    I will remain ever silent,
    Ever vigilant, ever loyal.
    And when our time together is done
    And you move on in the world
    Remember me with kind thoughts and tales,
    For a time we were unbeatable,
    Nothing passed among us undetected. 

    If we should meet again on another street
    I will gladly take up your fight,
    I am a Police Working Dog and together
    We are guardians of the night.  

  8. BearSpiritDog
    4:25 pm on July 21st, 2018

    Wookie&Teddy: Thank You so much for the Recommendation. The Poem is Wonderful!

  9. Herd of Hounds
    4:41 pm on July 21st, 2018

    W&T’s Paw, thank you. That was beautiful.

  10. Masquers
    5:03 pm on July 21st, 2018

    W&T’s Paw: We read a sample of the first book in the series and we’re hooked.

  11. Wose-The Small and Meek
    5:14 pm on July 21st, 2018

    W’s&T’s Paw: What a beautiful poem!

  12. Mary
    6:47 pm on July 21st, 2018

    After 37.5 years, I am finally retiring from my telephone company busy place. Only six more days of work remain. It is a surprisingly emotional process for me but I am so ready!

  13. Mary
    6:59 pm on July 21st, 2018

    PS. Beautiful poem, Maurey….

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:51 pm on July 21st, 2018

    Guardians!…What a moving poem…snuffle!sniff!…Author unknown, what a shame…whiffle!

  15. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:52 pm on July 21st, 2018

    Mary!…Are you Wolfie’s Maw?…snort!

  16. Ole Doc
    8:49 pm on July 21st, 2018

    Mary: you love retirement. It is full of naps and Slim Jim’s. I never regretted my early retirement. Now, the question is where should we have your retirement party? I’m torn between the kennel and Rio’s backyard.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    9:16 pm on July 21st, 2018

    Mary, pay no attention to the last 6 days. BUT (and we mean this), revel in every day of retirement. Hold them dear and never take them for granted. ENJOY, Enjoy, enjoy.

  18. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on July 21st, 2018

    MY!…Backyard?….grunt!…WHAT?…snort!…I’m not even sure it’s the Mary I think it is….wiffle!…Plus my friend is still picking weeds and has absolutely no patio furniture, or a BBQ….grunt!…Things move slow around here…specially if all someone’s money went to a shady contractor..groan!

  19. AbbieTheKitty
    12:25 am on July 22nd, 2018

    Rio. DO not worry about lawn furniture. I am sure it can all be arranged. If a Hot tub o’ beer can be blurred in I do not see any problem at all with a BBQ or some lovely patio furniture. It will be just like a show on HGTV.
    I will bring the salmon bon-bons.

  20. Alice M. Johnson
    12:26 am on July 22nd, 2018

    And of course it is the Mary you think it is.

    >^..^<

  21. Carol Preibis
    11:44 am on July 28th, 2018

    You may enjoy my blog post Chet the Dog Writes About Happiness:
    http://living-a-better-life.com/chet-the-dog-writes-about-happiness/

    Here is how it begins:
    A dog who writes? A dog who writes about happiness? Yes! Chet the dog writes about happiness!

    Okay! I may be stretching the truth a bit. To be precise, Chet is the canine narrator of the Chet & Bernie Mystery Series. (The author is Spencer Quinn, pen name for Peter Abrahams.) And, to be clear, these are mystery novels rather than non-fiction books on the topic of happiness. But they are chock-full of examples of Chet’s ways of thinking and acting — ways that Chet habitually employs to promote happiness.

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