Today, I’ve been looking for a quote on dogs to describe how I feel about my dogs. I found this quote on dogs from Jack Canfield’s Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul book. I know that any loving dog owner will resonate with this quote in a big way because it is absolutely true.
When I met my husband, he had two dogs and I had one. His were older and have since passed, but they loved us, healed us, taught us, and made us laugh until they died, and they took a piece of hearts with them.
My miniature pinscher is still alive, though. He’s almost 13 years old and, besides some back issues, he’s never had a problem in his life – that we knew about – but things have been different for the past few months. He had a lot of pain one night, and after an ultrasound was done, we found out he has a nodule, a mass, and an enlarged adrenal gland that was invading an artery and could cause life-threatening bleeding.
At the time, some ill-informed woman who worked at the emergency vet clinic informed us that he was going to bleed to death, and we thought we were going to lose him. Then our vet told us she thought the nodules were cancerous, and again we thought we were going to lose him. But, two months later, and those nodules haven’t caused a problem. He eats well, enjoys his walks, enjoys a good visit and cuddle, has lots of humor in him still, and enjoys a good sunny day with enthusiasm.
Unfortunately, his teeth are causing him problems now. We were planning to get his teeth done, but then we found out about all this other stuff, and we thought it would be too risky.
It’s at the point that he really should get them done because they have serious potential to cause other problems. We are waiting to find out if we can do them or not from our vet. Either way, I’m going to worry about my little man who only deserves the best because that’s all he’s ever given us.
Lesson From This Quote On Dogs
If I have one piece of advice for dog owners out there, it’s to remember this quote on dogs and appreciate all they do for us in their life. They don’t ask for much – some food, some water, some walks, some love… but they give you everything they have in return. Make some time for them each day before you have no time left with them.