Thursday, May 21, 2009

unconditional love.

Margo and I volunteered last night at our local ASPCA (her, Collins, and I take pictures of the pups and update the website so families can search and find their new member of the family!) There was something about yesterday that touched my heart. Normally there are only one or two families there while we're volunteering but yesterday there were literally eight families looking at the cats and dogs.

We've heard so much about families having to give up their animals because of the economic crisis we're in - it warms my heart to see families that can still afford (emotionally, mentally, and economically) to add a furry friend to their family. I wish everyone could....

All of this made me think about how lucky I am to know the unconditional love an animal can bring. Gus is my current ball of love but my parents were great a let me have a dog and a cat growing up. I truly believe being a pet owner teaches you empathy, responsibility, and some level of selflessness. I can't imagine coming home without Gus waiting for me.
The first two pictures are of me with Dixie. Apparently we napped together a lot? The last is of Gustavo. Oh how I love him.


1 comment:

Sandy said...

Aww... I love this! And I miss Bisous so much. Crazy furball that he is... :)