Originally Posted by 757690
Absolutely true. Evey dog I've adopted found a new spring in his step one day into being part of my family. That is all they want, to be part of a family.
And the transverse is true as well. The love they give back is immeasurable. No matter how horrid a day I'm having, coming home to my buds always turns my day around.
That's a wonderful thing you are doing. I hate whe I hear about someone that dumps their pet at a shelter because the pet became ill or just old. Like you said they give you the best years of their life and really don't expect much in return. The black cat we had for so many years developed diabetes in his old age. We had to give him shots everyday for quite a few years. After a while he developed chronic kidney failure. We had to give him water intraveinously once a day to flush out his kidneys. The vet thought we were so cool to do that for him. She had seen many pet owners just give up at that point and have them put down. We just felt like it was our duty and responsibilty to care for him as long as he was around. It was a lot of work but we felt we owed it to him for giving us so much love for as long as he did.