Does Your Dog Always Make Everything Better No Matter What? {Photos} ~ Jennifer Spesia

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on Dec 31, 2012
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I have gone through some seriously awful life “stuff” this year, and most of it has been over the last four months.

There have been days I haven’t wanted to get out of bed, let alone leave the house. There have been days I have honestly wondered if I’m even going to survive all of this.

But when I walk in the door and my dogs come charging at me, with toys in their mouths (gifts for my super exciting arrival!), tails wagging enthusiastically and kisses and love galore, it is absolutely impossible to be sad any longer.

When I walk in the door, they make me feel like my being there is, without a doubt, the very best thing that’s ever happened to them. The unconditional love only dogs (and kids, according to Mark Twain) can provide has the most magical healing powers.

In those moments when my heart is breaking and I wonder if it’s ever going to be okay again…my dogs are there, and they make everything better in a mere instant.

Do your dogs always make your day better too?

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“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

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“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” ~ Mark Twain

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“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” ~ Will Rogers


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“I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.” ~ Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer

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“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” ~ Charles Schulz

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“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” ~ Woodrow Wilson

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“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ” ~ Roger Caras

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“Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.” ~ Roger Caras


Jennifer SpesiaJennifer Spesia will complete her PhD in Psychology in 2013 and currently lives and works in beautiful Fort Myers, Florida. Jennifer is a long-time student of Eastern spiritual traditions, a meditator, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa), a yoga-teacher-in-training, a human companion to two amazing dogs, a world traveler, a philosopher, a seeker and an eternal student.


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8 Responses to “Does Your Dog Always Make Everything Better No Matter What? {Photos} ~ Jennifer Spesia”

  1. That "if you pick up a starving dog…" quote from Mark Twain is one of my favorites but, unfortunately it gets cut off (at least in my browser). As do some of the others. Love the post, otherwise!

  2. Brian says:

    I still miss my childhood dog, Bucky. There is an innocence in dogs similar to that of children that you can't help but love. Never understood the mistreatment of animals.

  3. Jennifer S says:

    I love that quote too, Cynic! And thanks for the heads up on the wonky formatting. We're on it! 🙂

  4. Angie says:

    So very true espeically if you do not have children they are amazing!!!!

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