All my life, I have had four legged furry critters around me to keep me feeling guilty for various reasons. At the moment, I have 3 dogs, none of them small, between about 50 and 75 lbs.
With those big pleading eyes, these are the ways they make me feel guilty:
1. I don't hand out enough goodies often enough.
2. I don't take them for a walk often enough. Why can't they just go out and play in the HUGE yard?
3. I won't let them sit on the couch or sleep in my bed. They each have their own big doggie bed.
4. I don't let them in and out of the door as fast as I should. They go to the door and STARE at me.
5. I won't take them along in my "real estate" car. They have not heard of client allergies to dog hair.
6. I tell them not to bark at every freakin' dog that walks by my property.
7. I tell them not to sleep in each other's beds. But they do that the minute I turn my back.
8. I won't let them climb up on me - did I mention they are big and I weigh only 115 lbs?
9. I tell them not to growl no matter what. There is no gray area there: NO GROWLING. EVER.
10. I don't tell them often enough what "GOOD DOGS" they are. Hah, they even answer to "Good Dog".
So you see where this blog of "thankfulness" is going. My furry critters have me feeling guilty all the time because these 10 rules are being TESTED all the time.
But I am so very "thankful" that they brighten my days and, quite often, my nights when they want to go out and seemingly bark at the moon. And when I stand there in my jammies at 2 AM looking at the sky with its many stars, dogs by my side, I could not be happier.