t’s national dog day!! And in honor of my favorite four-legged furry friend, I share this post.
I believe God knew exactly what he was doing when he created dogs. It’s crazy the creativity of his grace and mercy towards us. He uses animals to bless us!
Samson arrived Kyle’s senior year of high school. The last of my brood would be graduating and leaving the nest for bigger and greater adventures. No doubt an emptiness was on the horizon.
I was reluctant to the idea of another dog. Lindsey went to “look” at the puppies. He was told, by me, not to bring one home. But when he saw the blue-eyed pup with floppy ears and a white-tip tail, he knew we needed him just as much as he needed us.
He bundled him up and brought him home late that night. I was asleep when he laid him next to me. I woke up to puppy kisses.
I wanted to resist falling for this enthusiastic spark plug of a puppy who loved to play hard. I wanted to ignore his adorable antics and silly disposition. I wanted to be mad at my husband who brought this creature into my life. But I couldn’t.
He quickly made a home in my heart. I fell in love. And the Alcosiba household changed once again.
Funny how quickly a dog can become your BFF. They follow you wherever you go. They just want to be with you or near you. It’s like they get you even when you don’t get yourself. It doesn’t matter if you don’t make sense, they don’t care.
They have this keen sense of intuition for those in their pack. He knows when I’m struggling or sad or just off. He can’t stand when I cry and will try to climb up on me to fix the problem. He won’t leave my side.
He sleeps on our bed. Yep, I’m one of those… it’s like he’s protecting us. Watching us. Guarding us with his life.
We spend a lot of time together. We play ball three times a day. That’s his job. He punches the clock and chases the ball. He also chases squirrels and rabbits and barks at the Amazon man or mail man. It’s all part of his doggy day.
I find myself having meaningless conversations with my dog. I also find myself having deep conversations with him. He never answers, but I know what he’s thinking…. “Silly woman, I just love you so much.”
Whether I’m gone five minutes or five hours, I always get the same greeting….. complete and utter enthusiasm! He thinks I’m pretty darn great!
Funny, the world can be against you but your dog will always be for you.
So, here’s my little tribute to Samson. My buddy, my friend. My dog.
Happy national dog day!