For many years I have seen and been envious of different people and the love they have for their children. I have also been envious of the love and devotion that people have for their pets. To be honest, I always thought some pet owners were ridiculous and acted childish with their concern over a cat or dog. After all, it is “just an animal right?”
After all, it is “just an animal, right?
I must say that recently my understanding of the love pet owners have for their friend has grown immensely. Being a very meticulous and compulsive person in many ways I have lived alone most of my life. I like things a certain way and am very particular about how things are done. It has been a nuisance to some degree living this way and has caused difficulties in numerous relationships. At 44 years old now, I have never been married, have no children, and my parents and closest family members have mostly passed on. Living alone and being alone most of the time has really started to bother me.
For the past few years, I have been attempting to be an animal lover and have tried 2 kittens, a very complex saltwater reef aquarium, and a girlfriend with a chihuahua. I am definitely not a cat guy, lol, loved the aquarium but was a full-time job, and the girlfriend didn’t make it due to my OCD tendencies. So I sat back and waited for a pet to come to me when the time was right.
A few weeks ago a friend (Janice) I hadn’t spoken to for almost 10 years posted on Facebook trying to find a loving home for a ‘lil pup. A few people responded and I gave it a quick thought but then figured it looked like a pit bull and why would someone be giving away a puppy if there wasn’t a problem with it. That was that, I just forgot about it.
Two weeks ago, out of the blue Janice contacted me after hearing about me talking of getting a dog from a mutual friend. I said I don’t know, what breed is it? How old? Long or short hair, male or female? Gave the puppy the complete rundown before ever giving it a chance or seeing it. So I said I’d let her know all the while never planning on it.
For some reason, one day I got back to her and told her I’d take him and he would be loved no matter what kind of dog he was. Janice was so happy and excited it made me laugh. I instantly got frustrated with myself and regretted my decision on taking the dog. I thought of every possible worse case scenario that could come to mind and had anxiety for the next two days over this mutt coming to my house. All I could think of is it stinking up my house and being a nuisance.
When Coby arrived it was love at first sight. This puppy has changed me in so many ways I can’t explain. My entire outlook has changed and it is all due to my little friend and his companionship. He is a God sent gift that has brought a meaning to life and how it can be shared in harmony. He is such a good boy and a true miracle in so many ways!
God bless all the happy pet owners out there, I understand exactly how you feel!
― #Bobby C.