September 20th 2012 8:11 am
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It's been 10 months since we welcomed Rigby into our home.
I realized that it's nearly been a year while watching her romp around in a mud puddle.
Many owners would be annoyed at their dogs for engaging in such an activity. But with Rigby I encourage it.
She lived through abandonment and who knows what else before she came to me. And yet, less that a year later she exhibits pure bliss with something so simple....after coming so far, how could I prohibit her from such enjoyment? So I'll have to towel her down before getting into the car, it's a small price to pay.
Last night her progress in the past few months hit me hard. We were in a class that was hectic to say the least. One dog in particular seemed to set off the rest of them, barking and lunging. Though she rarely participated in the act herself.
While all of this went on, Rigby sat patiently staring at me. No panting, no shaking, no lip licking....no reacting. There was barely a glance toward the commotion.
She was there for me, and me alone. And that spoke volumes to me.
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