To know me is to know that I love dogs. Truth to tell, possibly more than people.
I had rescued my first Golden Retriever (hard to believe that was 16 years ago now) and one morning we were out for our walk around the neighborhood. I think Golden Retrievers may well be the Ambassadors of Good Will and Kinship in the world. Wherever you go with a Golden, good cheer ensues and smiles abound.
Anyway, back to this walk Holly and I were enjoying one morning. An elderly woman was approaching us from down the block and as she came up to us, she asked if she could pet Holly. I said of course she could. Her face lit up and she began to pat and stroke Holly's head. She said to me, in a tone just above a whisper, "They're all love you know. Pure love."
Caring for a pet has been proven to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. They give us unconditional love and ask for so very little in return.
A couple of days ago I was clicking on links and one lead to another and another and I've forgotten how I ended up there, but I landed on a blog of a veterinarian. Now you're talking! (How could it get any better you ask?! Well ... she has a tender spot for Goldens too!)
You may have guessed by now that I don't stop at one blog, I've got to see a bazillion more.
arf arf! Doggie links, let the tail wagging begin! (Please note I have some rescue organizations listed already on the sidebar.)
Sophie Rules the World
The Four Musketeers
tilda in the burbs
Velcro the Australian Cattle Dog
Dog biscuit recipe
Doggie ceramic tiles on Etsy
Labrador Retriever goodies on Etsy
edited to add: I just found "Dogs with Blogs" - hot diggity, um, dog! I may never leave the computer again.