Our sweet English Shepherd, Cassie, resting her head on her toy after playing with Mama for a while…
“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”
~ Mark Twain
“To those who have cherished an affection for a faithful and sagacious dog, I need hardly be at the trouble of explaining the nature or the intensity of the gratification thus derivable.”
~ Edgar Allan Poe (“The Black Cat”)
My beloved “Lassie”, circa 1977, at the Homestead
I had one dog growing up. Her name was “Lassie” (original, I know, but she was a full-blooded collie, though the runt of the litter, and the sweetest, most faithful, loyal and intelligent dog I’ve ever known).
Cassie is my dog now…a full-blooded English shepherd, who is also sweet and loyal. We also have two cats, and I had cats all my life growing up, but there is something about a faithful dog that tugs my heartstrings.
Anyone else have or have loved a pet they still cherish?