Monday, 16 March 2009

Loyalty


"Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things- a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in the shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty."

Marley and Me John Grogan

You've all probably heard about Marley. He has touched a lot of people. A lot of dogs are given and killed when they can't find a new home. They are given up because the people move, the dog chews, the people have a baby or the dog is too energetic and uncontrollable. John Grogan and his family expeienced all of these things with Marley. They experienced a lot of trouble and expense and never regretted any of it. Only by accepting a dog as an unconditional member of your pack will you experience the enormous benefits of living with a dog. The dog will still try to give loyalty and affection but the person will not be able to receive. Oh, by the way, the same applies for human-to-human relationships. 

This is lying postion number one-hundred and forty-nine.

Life is great when you are stretched out on the sofa. 

7 comments:

Confessions of a Wandering Soul said...

I laughed out loud after seing your latest photo.I needed that.Thank You for making my day Ruby :)

Henry the Dog said...

Ruby, you are truly an athelete:)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ruby - is that really you?
I'm speechless! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Ruby and Penny said...

What strong arms you have Ruby. How long can you relax like that.
Love Ruby & Penny

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Wow Ruby....doesn't all the blood rush to your noggin? Great philosophy...and we agree wholeheartedly of course! Well ,we would, we're naughty Beagles...haahaha!
Slobbers xx

Amber and Nala said...

Yep, so true! :)

Ruby Isabella said...

I think there may be some misunderstanding of the photo. I am lying flat on the sofa and Tim took the photo from the back of the sofa.