Don't let anything keep you from struggling and seeking to be a decent, striving human being. It is where you are headed not where you are from
- Marian Wright Edelman, Founder of the Children's Defense Fund
Mistreated by his former owner, my little dog Jake
The most lovable little fellow I have ever known, he has never met a stranger. He is as excited when he meets someone for the one hundredth time as he is for the very first time, and has a way of making you feel very special. As a matter of fact, I can't think of one person he doesn't like. Having had early traumatic experiences like his, I only wish that my trust of people had, like his, emerged unscathed.
On a few occasions I have been terribly sick, and Jake would lie near me with concerned eyes constantly watching. It seemed as though he
There have been times when I have been upset with him and scolded him for something he should not have done, only to feel terrible afterwards because he would look at me with those loving eyes that begged forgiveness. And yet if I asked him to come to me, he would come running with excitement and wagging his tail like crazy. I wish I could forgive
He always has time for his "Mommy" and "Daddy," and when we come home from work, he is so excited to see us. Never ashamed to show his love or
When my grandmother passed away, it was Jake that comforted me when no one else was around. Somehow knowing I was in emotional pain, he stood
Someone once said: "My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am." Well, my goal in life is to be the kind of person that I know my dog is.
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By Mike Collins
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