How much happiness can one dog bring? Well the answer to that is bucketfuls!
My husband wanted to adopt a quiet dog, so we walked an ‘almost Staffie’ down the track from the rescue centre past chickens, lamas, other dogs and a goat, he hardly even lifted his head. Peter felt that he was too quiet but I felt that we had to give him a chance. We are so glad that we did.
We now know that Staffies can be very sensitive and the poor chap was deeply depressed and traumatised by the changes and noise. From the moment he jumped into the boot of the car he gradually regained his mojo. He is gentle, affectionate, keen to please and gives constant love.
Please remember that dogs just like humans come with emotional baggage but very often kindness and patience will give you so much in return.
As my breakfast coffee cup says, ‘I love you almost as much as I love the dog’. And as I tell me husband, “if you and the dog are drowning you had better make sure that you can swim!”
My dog makes me a better person, so give a rescue dog a chance and bring some extra love into your life.