Tuesday, April 3, 2012

love like a dog

those of you who have dogs know what it's like to have someone love you no matter what. dogs love you if you're late, if you're cranky, if you're short with them. it doesn't matter, they still love you. 

and i've said it before on this blog but i am not the most patient person in the world. especially in the morning. some days i'm short with the dogs when they just won't find a place to poop. i mean i have to get ready, pack a lunch, send emails, get to work, etc. and then they look up at me and run over and give me a kiss after i've just been short with them and it breaks my heart in two. 

how could i be mad at this face?

and i realize dogs need to be reprimanded at times. they need structure and rules or they will hurt themselves. but when they give me looks like the one above it is so hard. 

it's so funny to know that the lady and cajun rely on us for everything. 

we feed them, bathe them, give them medicine, take them for walks. and they love me and matt for all of that. and then i go and yell at them :( 

when that happens i usually give them both extended belly rubs followed by extra treats. i can't help it. i can't handle the thought of them being sad!

last night we were all piled in bed and cajun was laying on his pillow in my lap while i read. and i just loved the look he was giving me. 

he was just so content and so happy to be in bed with us. (and don't worry lady was cuddling with matt getting a good belly rub when i took this picture ;) haha actually she woke him up at midnight to rub her back to sleep last night. seriously some days it's like having a baby!)

while he was laying with me i was thinking about how no matter what he does. no matter how many pillows he tears, blinds he eats, socks he chews, or things he spills. i love him. and i hope in their doggy hearts they know just how much matt and i love them. 

which made me start thinking about God. and how lucky we are to have him. He feels the same way about us. there is nothing we can do that He won't forgive us for if we come to him. He loves us no matter what. it's a good feeling, right?

1 comment:

Megan said...

Wow...what a really great comparison! You are so right...they can really do anything and we just love them the same. And that is the definition of God's love!