Poet Anatole France once said, "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." All of my fellow animal-lovers out there will agree that sharing your life and love with animals is one of the most rewarding experiences one could ever dream of. Our pets love us, want to spend time with us, make us laugh, are there for us when we cry, and make us all better people for loving them. So on National Pet Day, let's take a moment to recognize our furry (or not-so-furry) friends who bring so much joy to our lives. And remember, it's not just about appreciating them on National Pet Day, but on every day of the year! How are you celebrating?
MY THREE FURRY LOVES: The apple of my eye, my Corgi-man Scout. He and I like to go hiking whenever we can, to enjoy nature and breathtaking views right here in the Hudson Valley. Anytime we can go out hiking or walking together is a fun time really - we just enjoy being outside together. When we're inside, we get to enjoy the company of Scout's fur-sisters, Chloe and Abby. As true kitty sisters go, they definitely like to hide and taunt their little brother - Chloe usually by making herself comfortable in all sorts of unexpected places where Scout can then "find" her, and Abby likes to sit on the staircase and peer down to her brother below (knowing that she's protected by the staircase rungs makes her brave). Every single day of the year, I am SO grateful to have these little loves in my life! I would have many more if I could, but my husband keeps me grounded ;-)
"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."
~ James Herriot
Maria Huntoon, CBCC-KA