So say these Presbyterians. That’s a question that has always caused me consternation, being a dog lover and all.
Driving home from Oxford today, I got the call I’d been dreading. My son, William, called and I heard grief and distress in his voice that made me want to turn around and drive to Nashville.
I had to pull over and sob. His 16 year old puppy, Abercrombie, was dying and he had to let her go. This pet bridged his life from child to adult, and I hope this is the hardest thing he ever has to do.
Sometimes your faith is restored in the inate goodness of human beings – this week I saw it first hand. My friend Jenny who is a vet student performed her first surgery on a young dachsund named Webster.
The longer I live, the more I am convinced women are like dogs. Now stop! Don’t jump to masculine conclusions. Here me out on this. I have personal research to prove it.
A snack, then a walk for my canine family. (William is of the human variety.)
Sixty seven percent of people surveyed feel that having a pet is better for long-term health than having a personal trainer. I agree, and since I can’t afford both, you KNOW which I’m going with. Continue reading