“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

It's Purely Animal - Issue No. 49 - Inside Every Good Dog Is A Great Dog [video]

Princess
This is my most treasured issue of "It's Purely Animal" yet.  

If you've never been a pet owner please don't ignore this post, hopefully it will make you understand why pet owners treasure their pets so much.


When I got my first precious and lovable chihuahua I never understood what love for a pet was until two years into my relationship with my previous partner.  My dog comforted me when things were going so very wrong in 2003, and then again in 2005 - I never thought I could recover.  Princess was there by my side and understood my pain when I didn't think dogs could even feel.

Dogs do feel - they understand you and they are there for you when you need them most.  It reminds me of a quote I read once, "Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them - filling an emptiness we don't even know we have."  And it's true.  When I felt so empty and had nothing else to live for, she made me smile, made my day every time I came home, and fulfilled my life in more ways than she could ever imagine.  After 9 years with me, she died in 2009 and to this day I still cry when I write or think about her.

Duchess
Ryan and I still have 4 chihuahuas in our household, Princess' niece, Duchess, her two great nieces Lady and Puffs, and her great nephew, Nacho.  While I thought nothing could ever replace the void left behind by Princess, Duchess has taken her spot in her own way.  Lady, Puffs and Nacho hang out with Ryan the most, and rightly so, those are his little "miracle" monsters. But that's a whole 'nother story.  

Last night, Ryan and I were watching Glee - it was a tearful episode.  And as usual, every time I start to sniffle or shed a tear, Duchess will instinctively come up and lick the tears off my face - she doesn't like to see me cry.  She will also defend me against Ryan when he pretends to lift a finger and scold me. It's the most amazing feeling ever, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
From left to right: Nacho, Puffs, and Lady
Watch this awesome, awesome commercial from Purina, because I truly believe it, "Inside every good dog is a great dog".

2 comments:

Ryan said...

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I'm crying my eyes out right now. I don't want to loose our babies. I just want you to love my little babies just like you love duchess. It shouldn't be more love for some then others. They love us all equally. I'm wrong for trying to love my babies more than Duchy, it's just that I feel I need to make up the love that they're missing from you. I don't want to die tomorrow worrying if I'm gone, will my babies still get the love that they need everyday. They can't help that they're not training right. It's not their fault that their not "pure" chihuahuas, but no matter what they'll always be Duchy's babies. I just wish that you saw them more like that instead of just "THOSE FAT STUPID DOGS." Princess would have only wanted love in this family. I know my babies aren't good dogs at times, but I wish they we're loved like they were always great.

Peter Flores said...

Baby, I love your babies, just as much as Duchess and will love them all their lives. You know this. Thanks for reminding me about this post - I'm facebooking it today! Love you bunches!

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