Man’s Best Friend
When I visited Brent and Josh at their home several weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of meeting the new addition to their family: the wonderful (önderful?) Önder! She was wide-eyed and brimming with that puppy love that turns every dog lover into a gibberish-speaking, coochie-cooing fool who speaks twelve octaves higher than usual when in the presence of such a gorgeous, innocent being.
I grew up with dogs and every one I meet always seems to sense a kindred spirit in me. I have wondered before whether they can sense the spirits of all the dogs I have loved before. I want to adopt a dog very much but our cramped quarters do not lend themselves to the enjoyment of a dog, so we must wait until we are able to be better “canine parents.” Even without the presence of a four-legged friend in my life, I recognize the joy a dog can bring to a home and I know Önder will make splendid use of her new stomping grounds in Sharon Springs.
Do you have a favourite dog or a dog story to share? Please leave a comment, below, and enjoy these five beautiful shots of man’s best friend. (That’s me spoiling Önder in the Beekman kitchen in the last photo.)