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As Our Dogs Think We Are

    I read a saying recently that really seemed to be true for me. It went: �Someday I hope to be as good a person as my dog thinks I am.� When after reading it I looked down at those wonderful, furry, four-legged angels curled up at my feet and saw the love in their eyes when they looked at me I knew that I wanted to be the loving, kind, and joyous person that they saw.

    My dogs always seem to bring out the best in me. Their unconditional love always warms my heart and brings the goodness out of my soul. They never seem to mind when I am walking them if I stop to watch the sunrise, gaze at the evening stars, or look at the beautiful Autumn leaves. They are always eager to join in with me when I sing or jump around with me when I dance.

    They will play fetch or tug-of-war with boundless energy and enthusiasm and they never seem to mind when my arm gets too tired to go on. They are always there to lick my hand and put their head on my knee when I am feeling down and they are always there to jump on my lap and lick my face when I am full of happiness. They are there to greet me in joy and love every time I come home and will forgive me any wrong for a pat on the head and a gentle tone of voice. They listen to me, love me, and think I already am the person I strive to be.

    I think there is a reason the word �dog� is God spelled backwards. God loves us unconditionally just as our dogs do. God offers us His love freely just like our furry angels do.

    God sees the best in us just as our puppies do. Maybe God created dogs so that we could see through their eyes the person we were meant to be. All I know is that I may never be as loving, giving, joyous, kind, and good as my dogs think I am, but I will always try moment by moment to live up to their vision of me. May we all one day be as good as our dogs think we are.

    � Joseph J. Mazzella

    joecool@wirefire.com