How Dogs – and Humans – Change Me

rescue animalIt’s been a busy few months for the Magical Dogs team travelling around meeting dogs and local animal rescues. I’ve heard stories of dogs abandoned and abused and met dogs who, in a rational world, shouldn’t be here. But they are.

Despite where they came from or what they’ve been through, they are ready, willing and able to move on…to let go…and to make the rest of their life the best of their life.  I am constantly astounded by the amount of compassion and forgiveness these dogs have in their heart.

And, in witnessing it, I am changed. And hopeful.

Every day, I witness people who take dogs into their homes and hearts to foster or adopt. Many have physical, emotional and mental injuries or illnesses that need attention and time.  Many don’t know what it is to be loved or to get regular meals.  Despite all the other responsibilities they have in their life,  I am constantly astounded by the compassion and love humans have in their heart to change a dog’s world and reality.

And, in witnessing it, I am changed. And hopeful.

Despite all that is going on in our world right now, the connection between humans and dogs is a beautiful, simple example of how our world could be.  By focusing and holding onto that same compassion, love and forgiveness I witness every day between humans and their dogs, we truly can change our world.

I am hopeful.

 

 

3 thoughts on “How Dogs – and Humans – Change Me

  1. I never think a dog can change me that much.But after the last time, we traveled there were some very important things that I have forgot to take with my dog. Therefore from now on I am always going to be prepared with a checklist for him and me!

  2. Yes, I strongly agree. You’ll never know the precious attachment between the dog and human until you’ve experienced it. Before, I hated dogs, but when we’ve tried to have a family dog, I’ve realized that they really a friendly pet.

  3. I started reading your blog today, after I got a notice about your second book from Schnauzer Savers Rescue. (Thank you for helping them!) I’ve enjoyed reading your blog posts. This one really spoke to me. I’ve been volunteering with a schnauzer rescue for about eight years, and while I would like to think I’ve helped some of the animals, I will never be able to repay them for the ways that they have changed ME. My heart has grown and my whole world has changed because they have been in my life. Their strength and love – and bravery – have given me more than I could ever repay. Yes, they do change us.

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