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Re: Guest Post: Learning to Love a Man's Best Friend by Hsim

Post by hsimone » 26 Jul 2017, 04:15

juliusotinyo wrote:
hsimone wrote:
Fabian Omondi wrote:Wow thanks for sharing this,am glad I got the opportunity to go through it
Thank you, Fabian Omondi, for reading! :)

-- 25 Jul 2017, 20:47 --
juliusotinyo wrote:Nice to hear about Zoey's story. I have 4 dogs in my farm but am not close to them ever since I lost my first one in a car accident. They are all German shepherds, still its always lovely seeing my wife and kids play with them.
I'm so sorry to hear about losing your first dog in a car accident. I appreciate you sharing something so personal.

Even with this terrible experience, it's nice to hear that you have dogs for your wife and kids, and they enjoy to play with them. I imagine a farm would be such a great place of German shepherds - all that space to run around! Thank you again for reading and sharing.
There's never been a dog like chowder (my kids named it after the cartoon character) much like you I hated dogs at first. It was not even a playful dog, it just loved sitting next to me or following me around. I never trained it but it always seemed to know what I wanted it to do, like chase after hares and squirrels or just sit.

I'd warmed up to him within a year and whenever we met after my long travels, always so aloof, he wouldn't respond to my calls but would follow me everywhere. Until one morning he disappeared for 2 days. We found his body about 3km (1 mile) from the farm next to the highway. It wasn't common for him to go so far, left me with many questions.
Dogs definitely have some sort of instinct in pleasing their families.

Thank you for sharing. I'm so sorry that happened. Sometimes I wish animals were able to communicate to let us know what they are thinking.
"Love is patient, love is kind." -1 Corinthians 13:4

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Post by Xenos » 26 Jul 2017, 06:38

Great, great, great, am a fun of pets, but I dont have one but, with this story, I am inspired, I must make my doughters dream come true. she rly want us to have a pet.
Thanx alot Hsim. Good writing.

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Post by Evike » 26 Jul 2017, 06:55

Hello! Thank you for sharing your beautiful story about Zoey. She is beautiful and l love the pictures you shared with us. Yes, dogs are awesome. They become our kids. They love us unconditionally, without any judgment. I had dogs for years and for 9 years I did rescue them. I saw them in every situation and sometimes it was sad but at the end, it was always good. Thank you for a beautiful story.

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Post by hsimone » 26 Jul 2017, 12:53

Xenos wrote:Great, great, great, am a fun of pets, but I dont have one but, with this story, I am inspired, I must make my doughters dream come true. she rly want us to have a pet.
Thanx alot Hsim. Good writing.
Aw...thank you, Xenos, for your kind words. :) Pets are such a great addition to a household, and I feel blessed to have Zoey in my life. If your do get a pet for your daughter, I wish you the best of luck! :

-- 26 Jul 2017, 19:56 --
Evike wrote:Hello! Thank you for sharing your beautiful story about Zoey. She is beautiful and l love the pictures you shared with us. Yes, dogs are awesome. They become our kids. They love us unconditionally, without any judgment. I had dogs for years and for 9 years I did rescue them. I saw them in every situation and sometimes it was sad but at the end, it was always good. Thank you for a beautiful story.
Thank you for reading, Evike! She is beautiful, inside and out. You're right, she is like our child. A very loyal child. :) That's amazing that you rescued dogs for nine years. They deserve to find good homes. I can only imagine your experiences (both good and sad situations). Thank you, again, for taking the time to read my story about our little girl. :)
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Post by violet-trey19 » 30 Jul 2017, 00:49

I read it and find it interesting.

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Post by hsimone » 18 Nov 2017, 04:15

Thank you, violet-trey19!
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Post by Lincolnshirelass » 24 Nov 2017, 05:45

Zoey is absolutely adorable. I think I'm MARGINALLY more a cat person (please don't tell my cat Checkmate I said MARGINALLY) but love dogs, too. The last dot I had was a Griffon called Ringo - though he was purebred, he was actually a rescue dog as his owner didn't want him because he didn't match the 'breed standard'. How cruel can you get? But he certainly improved my quality of life until he passed away peacefully curled up on his favourite place on the couch. Enough about me and my furry friends - I would love to know more about Zoey!
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Post by hsimone » 27 Nov 2017, 05:39

Thank you, Lincolnshirelass, for reading and sharing! That is so sad that the owner didn't want Ringo just because he didn't meet the 'breed standard'. So crazy how people think, but it sounds like Ringo got a more loving home with you. Dogs do bring such a joy to life, and Zoey's definitely improved both my husband's and my quality of life, too.

As a side note, our little girl just turned five the other day (11/24 - on the day you posted!)! She got an extra yummy treat and a new squeaky toy, which she loves! :D
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Post by Lincolnshirelass » 28 Nov 2017, 05:21

Happy Belated birthday to Zoey!
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Post by hsimone » 05 Dec 2017, 05:48

Aw...she says "thank you!" :D
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Post by Lincolnshirelass » 06 Dec 2017, 04:23

And here is a belated birthday poem for Zoey called

When a Dog has a Birthday

When a dog has a birthday, so cynics say,
they have no idea it's their special day,
now maybe there's some truth in what they state,
a dog can have no idea of the date,
nor of how old they are (which perhaps is as well!)
but I still believe that inside they can tell ....

They know it is special, their owner reveals
the joy and the gratitude everyone feels
that their furry friend was born just to be
loved every day in their family,
and know that the presents are given with care
for people are happy just that they're there.

When a dog has a birthday, no-one can disguise
the particular sparkle that comes to their eyes,
and if you have eyes to see you can't fail
to notice the extra wags of the tail,
and nobody, I feel quite sure, ever misses
the extra licks of those warm canine kisses.

When a dog has a birthday, it seems to fill
all of the house with extra goodwill,
does the dog know? I think that he does,
and looks on the humans who cuddle and fuss,
and thinks, but inside, I always knew
it was my birthday when I came to you!
An Eye for an Eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

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Post by hsimone » 07 Dec 2017, 05:35

Aw...I love it! Thank you for sharing! :D Zoey definitely knew it was a different day. One of the big giveaways was when we sang, while clapping, "Happy Birthday", she gets sooo excited! (Yes, we sing and clap "Happy Birthday" to her every year, :lol: ) When we gave her a new squeaky, plushy toy on her birthday, I literally just watched her play for minutes on end and she kept running back and forth between me and my hubby. So cute!

Thank you again for sharing this lovely poem :D
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