I am your dog, and I have a little something I’d like to whisper in your ear.

I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work, some have children to raise. It always seems like you are running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life.

Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer. See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours? They are slightly cloudy now. That comes with age. The grey hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle.

You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine? Do you see a spirit? A soul inside, who loves you as no other could in the world? A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing, for just a simple moment of your time?

That is all I ask. To slow down, if even for a few minutes, to be with me.

So many times you have been saddened by the words you read on that screen, of others of my kind, passing. Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat. Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the very end, when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes. Still the love is always there, even when we must take that long sleep, to run free in a distant land.

I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next week. Someday you will shed the water from your eyes, that humans have when deep grief fills their souls, and you will be angry at yourself that you did not have just “One more day” with me. Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me.

But we have NOW, together.

So come, sit down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes. What do you see? If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart. Come to me not as “alpha” or as “trainer” or even “Mum or Dad,” come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into each others eyes, and talk.

I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or I may tell you something profound about myself, or even life in general. You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things with.

Someone very different from you, and here I am.

I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls. I do not think of you as a “Dog on two feet”- I know what you are. You are human, in all of your quirkiness, and I love you still.

Now, come sit with me on the floor. Enter my world, and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes. Look deep into my eyes, and whisper to my ears.

Speak with your heart, with your joy and I will know your true self.

We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very short. We let you go not because we didn’t love you, but because we loved you too much to force you to stay.

Posted by no1ladydj, 30th May 2014

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  • Dogs are very good therapy pets provided we share our love and devotion to each other, not isolated outside left to heir own devices. That is why medical professionals suggest we have a dog…It lowers our blood pressure and stress, wlking or playing with a dog encourages to get out in the fresh air and take them for a walk. It doesn’t hve too far if you aren’t able to. Most are happy to play with a ball. With patience and training some will learn to give you the ball at your hand level if they are big enough. You can sit on a chair and throw it if you wish. Really small dogs might just push the ball around on the ground. It will give you something to watch and keep you entertained.


  • I read this, took note, put my iPad and mobile on the bench. Grabbed my dog and took her to the beach for a play. Most days I take her for a walk and we have a play in the yard. This day,ms he got a bonus play, thanks to this story


  • Oh my goodness, isn’t that a tear jerker, I have a lump in my throat. A lesson to be learnt here, not just to spend more time with our pets, more time with those we love in general. Slow down, stop, look around. Before you know it, everyone you’ve loved is gone :(


  • I love my pets…..its truly unconditional love and they never judge you. Its a shame more humans art like dogs in their nature.


  • So touching, I Love it.


  • Oh I have a tear … so touching.


  • Such a lovely heartfelt piece of writing.


  • i really think that this was beautiful. i love my dog and so do the kids. i don’t want to think about him not being here but he is getting old


  • What a lovely written piece. Yes, we all need to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life.


  • It’s also incredibly calming to just spend a few minutes sitting with your pet, patting them and maybe talking to them. It’s well known, through much research, and from speaking to pet owners, that time spent with our pets can lower blood pressure and release hormones that make us feel better.


  • It is a beautiful piece of writing, and I guess the message is that we need to take a few minutes out of our busy lives to enjoy some of the simple things, especially if we know that they won’t be there forever. Nothing worse than regrets for time we didn’t spend with animals or people we love, after they’re gone.


  • Love it, beautiful.


  • As a dog lover I find this very beautiful


  • Our pets is part of our family members.


  • my son in law always says he can’t wait to get home from work to play with both his kids – his daughter and their puppy. the dog is included in everything!


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