Wednesday, October 30, 2013

. . . and May Dog Bless You!

Meet Lucky, the loyal founder of Dog Bless You.

Dog Bless You supports nonprofits that pair service dogs with war veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Start here to explore and learn about all the lives that have been changed by a service dog. Enjoy photos, films, live cams, blogs, and more.

man in blue shirt lying on the floor with his head on a sleeping golden retriever

A few dog quotes:

“Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and for the mistakes we make because of those illusions,”
 - Dean Koontz,
 The Darkest Evening of the Year.

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace,”
 - Milan Kundera,
 as quoted in The Canine Hiker’s Bible. 

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened,”
 – Anatole France.

“Dogs are minor angels, and I don’t mean that facetiously. They love unconditionally, forgive immediately, are the truest of friends, willing to do anything that makes us happy, etcetera. If we attributed some of those qualities to a person we would say they are special. If they had all of them, we would call them angelic. But because it’s ‘only’ a dog, we dismiss them as sweet or funny but little more. However when you think about it, what are the things that we most like in another human being? Many times those qualities are seen in our dogs every single day — we’re just so used to them that we pay no attention,”
 - Jonathan Carroll.

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