Friday, 21 January 2011

A dog is never just a dog

Porthos dreams of being a bear, and you want to shatter those dreams by saying he’s *just* a dog? What a horrible candle-snuffing word. That’s like saying, “He can’t climb that mountain, he’s just a man”, or “That’s not a diamond, it’s just a rock.” Just. ~J.M. Barrie

A dog is never just a dog... A dog is I believe the only creature who has the power to be everything for a human... It plays every single role in your life to perfection... It is your baby... sometimes your guardian... other times your best friend, who makes sure you get the exercise you've not been getting in the gym :P

I have come back home from work at crazy hours... and it doesnt matter when I walk in, he's right there sitting and waiting for me. I have walked in ecstatic at times and he has jumped with joy for me.. I have walked in heartbroken, crying and he has sat with his head on my lap lightly licking my hand to remind me that no matter what he loves me...

My love doesnt ever smother him ... he never needs space from me.. no... he never misunderstands me... he welcomes me.. he welcomes everyone.. he doesnt care if your smart or dumb or have a diffferent point of view... he doesnt care... he cares about me. he cares about you. Period. :)

(This post is inspired by what I read here.. I love this blog... Dog with Blog )


AB said...

Hey you know maybe I should just look forward to adopting a dog. It has been a wish for long. That way I wouldnt be worrying about giving him space, stopping him from doing things and the works!:-/

zephyr said...

AB! That is a great idea.. A dog has a neverending capacity to love and accept love :)

Adopt a dog!! :))

AB said...

If only I had someone to take care of the doggie...

Nature Walker said...

A dog IS just a dog and a human, too is JUST a human!! ;-)
That is the nature of the beast!
What you describe ZEPHYR, are the roles that beast plays in a life-time... Human or dog. And some of these roles are welcome, others smothering. I wish dogs could human-speak. We'd know for sure whether they think we belong to them or they to us...;-)
Lovely writing