July 10th 2010 10:40 pm
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To many, Zoe is just an animal, a pet, "a dog". To her family, she is our daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly (bark-bark is just not clear to us two-leg humans) and can't hear (literally can't hear-she is hearing impaired, most likely from birth) or understand a word we convey (us two-leg humans are always speaking jabberish non-sense) but emanates love to whoever she touches.
Some people have dog, a kid, well we have a dog-who-is-our-kid!!!
When you bring a pet into your life, you begin a journey — a journey that will bring you more love and devotion than you have ever known. If you allow, the journey will teach you many things, about life, about yourself, and most of all, about love.
Zoe has taught her family UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Her eyes smile with joy and love as her ears fall downwards to greet our mere presence. She does not see flawed humans who could be cross and stubborn, moody or rude, but only her wonderful companions. Or maybe she does see those things but only dismisses them as mere human foibles, not worth considering, and so chose to love us anyway ...
Zoe may NOT be OUR WHOLE LIFE but she definitely makes OUR LIFE WHOLE!!!
(P.S. Remember to check out Zoe's Slide Show- First Year in Recap at FOREVER home)
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I definitely feel this way about my "kids" too.
Kiko was, is, and always will be my "son" (and my baby, even though Esme and Alice are younger than he is). Nobody understands the bond he and I have. :) He saved me big time. When I got him, he became everything and changed my whole life. :)
Esme and Alice are my "daughters". There's no denying that. haha. They act so much like me. haha