Charlie, his blue sweater, and his ball. I would never have imagined writing such a post, but this strikes me as funny! When Charlie entered our lives more than five years ago, he was an angry little boy. He pretty much hated people, except for us, and he hated dogs, except for Roxy. What to do?
I decided to try love therapy. That means that I didn't try to teach him commands. Instead I gave him all the love I had to give. He got pets, kisses, and learned to accept belly rubs. He slowly was introduced to other people. Then to other dogs. Now Charlie has never met a person or another dog he doesn't like. He learned to love by being loved. Imazing how that works.
Ok. Now Charlie has fallen in love with his blue sweater. He has toys but prefers his tennis ball. He admires himself in the store windows on his walks. Don't try to remove his sweater if you value your hand. I made him loving but he has developed his own sense of vanity. His love wakes me in the morning. He knows that sunrise is important so he feels responsible for getting me up, even if he thinks sunrise is at 3am. He lives a life of joy and love. I will take some credit. Much credit to Jon and Roxy. Most credit to the power of love!
Just wanted to remind my friends of the power of love. What we give is what we tend to receive. Just don't forget that if you give someone a ball and a blue sweater, don't expect to get it back!
Peace and Love,