I've regaled you with all sorts of self-absorbed drivel in November and it was rather exhausting work. This month, however, I don't intend to throw away the 'post everyday' challenge, but this particular theme just had to happen.
For all of Sapphire's ten years out of the womb and for the sixteen years that Love Chunks has been 'with me' in the biblical sense they've both known that I've been crazy about dogs.
Embarrasingly so. I love their smiling faces when they're out walking with their owners; their glistening bright eyes, their jaunty little trotting paws, their ability to flop onto the ground and fall asleep instantly. I'll rush up to their owners and gasp, "Can I pat your dog?" and before they've said yes, I'm doing it.
LC shakes his head every time and says, "One day you'll get bitten," but it hasn't happened yet and when it does, it's more likely to be from an owner than a dog.
If reincarnation is true - and my own philosophical and spiritual jury is still out on this issue - I'd love to return to this planet as a much-loved and well cared-for family dog.
As such, this month is going to feature a post, photo or quote about the most loving, noble, idealistic animal on earth - the dog - and what we can learn from them. Which is plenty.