Wednesday, 25 November 2009

~ Trusting Eyes ~

....... My Dog ~ My Friend .......

He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself.

He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.

His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever — in case I need him. And I expect I will — as I always have. He is just my dog.

~ Gene Hill


  1. This is wonderful Chrissie! May I borrowit? I know my DH would love it. In fact I know many dog owners that need to see this.
    Happy Thanksgiving! I'm so thankful for my loving companion Kelly.

  2. It is very true, unless your puppy eats a pair of sunglasses that you just bought because you lost your first pair! Then it gets a little harder!

  3. I was SO Delighted to read this Post today. I believe it sums up the connection a lot of us feel about our companions...Our Faithful & Ever Loving Friend...
    Dogs are the Best judge of character and Ben surly has picked the right 'People Person' to be with...

    Thanks for sharing Chrissie...
    Always My Best~Marilyn

  4. Dear Chrissie,

    I'm one of your newest readers. And I'm crying. Thank you for this post, so right and so sad... Our best friends. Loving dogs. Thinking my losts and miss them so... And my dog is next to me now (like every time) and her back heats my feet... I love this little girl so much...

    Have a nice day with your Ben, he is a lovely one!

    Vica and Jen

  5. Oh how lovely - your wonderful words are so true!!!!!
    Have a very nice day, with your Ben,

    many greetings from Bavaria from
    Jade & Sheila (Labrador)

  6. That is a gorgeous poem, and those eyes look all knowing. It must have been wonderful for you to meet Sandra in person.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I think you know how deeply I love my dogs - I thank you for your post and its words.

  8. My first visit here and I must admit those loving eyes are what drew me in.
    My yellow lab Duchess was my constant companion for all of her 13+ years...
    There is nothing quite like the relationship of a dog and her (his) mistress (master).

  9. What a beautiful post, Chrissie. Thanks--it spoke what is in my heart about my baby. :)

  10. Sweet precious Ben ♥ This brings tears to my eyes as I think of my Ben. Beautiful post Chrissie ...I will copy down Gene Hill's poem and tuck it in Ben's scrapbook. We are awaiting the arrival of another 'shadow' as we are adopting a 10 year old Lab due to arrive shortly!

  11. How very true! Dogs are just the best. Those eyes are so sweet and tender! Ben is adorable that is for sure.

    Wishing you and your family, and Ben of course, a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2010. Karen

  12. Hi Chrissie
    What a wonderful post about "your shadow" He is very precious. THanks for stopping by. I hope you have a prosperous and healthy new year!
    Hugs, Rhondi

  13. Hi Chrissie! I missed this post but just love the poem. How have you been? Haven't heard from you in a while - I hope everything is okay. Thinking about you and wishing you a Happy New Year!