Big, Giant Dog Love


This is Livvy yesterday in the sun.

She teaches me stuff.

She calms me, frustrates me, challenges me, makes me giggle, cry and belly-wiggle laugh.

Today, she was my church.

I quieted myself and paid close attention to the life in her.

We went to Starbuck’s and talked to some great people; fellow chihuahua lovers who even appreciated her loud voice.

One great looking guy saw us from the window as we approached.

He jumped up and met us at the door, opened it and said: “I just lost my dog last week. Can I show you a picture of SCRUFFY on my computer? I feel too raw to post it on Facebook but I can show it to you.”

We sat there and he showed me. I could feel the raggedy edges of his heart.

It was the best thing to happen to me today.


2 Responses to “Big, Giant Dog Love”

  1. Lori on April 21st, 2014

    Lovely post. I really loved your line, “Today, she was my church.” I have felt like that about my dog also. Your post is the best thing I read today. Thank you.

  2. Joy on April 24th, 2014

    Hi Cathy ad Livvy.
    I loved meeting you both. Cathy–you are smart and fun to be around, and very particular in your views. You know who you are. And you are gorgeous. I love Livvy! Livvy obviously loves you–and wants to protect you even when you don’t need protection. Livvy is your best friend in the way Buddy is my best friend. I ‘get it’ in the way many, many people who like dogs, but don’t understand how deep the dog-human bond goes. I have close human friends, but Buddy is my best friend. He’s always with me, in the way Livvy is with you. You and I will talk soon–Much love,

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