A Girl and Her Dog. {A Love Story.}

Wednesday, September 7, 2011



"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France.

I've written several love stories on the blog. The love story between a girl and her waxer. The love story between a special woman and her special gay man. I've even written my own love story.

Today I'm telling a different kind of story, a different kind of love story. The love between a girl and her dog.

If you know me - or have ever read my blog - you know how much I adore my Samson. I had wanted a puppy for what felt like forever and daydreamed about the day I would finally bring my own little furball home. What I hadn't known, however, was how much my love for my dog would transform my heart. From the day he became mine, I started to slow down, to notice the world around me in a different way. I became more patient, more loving, more playful. Bottom line, I'm a better person with this dog by my side. (And Jenner? Don't even get me started... Without a doubt, we have become the world's most ridiculous couple in the way we fawn over our pup and seeing him with our little guy has given me a whole new side to fall in love with.)

Thank you, Sammy, for making my heart feel like it will burst with love and, of course, for only barking once every three weeks. You're a rock star of a dog and I'm so happy you're mine.

"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet." - Edith Wharton

1 comment:

  1. oh that's so sweet, it's going to make me cry! i learned this morning that my step-mom's hearing dog was just diagnosed with cancer. she has tumors all over her stomach and the vet said she may only have a couple weeks left. it's so heartbreaking! but i have to just keep remembering all the sweet memories like this. she made our lives so much better and i'm so grateful for that.

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