Pets! Pets! Pets! Aren't pets great?! My life would be dull if it weren't for my pets. They comfort me when I'm not feeling well. They make me laugh and teach me patience. Pets are a great blessing.
My nephew just got a dog at the beginning of December. Her name is Saya and she is a black lab mix. She is such a tiny little thing compared to our dogs. Her favorite thing is fetching. She'll carry up to three toys in her mouth at once, two or three pine cones, and she loves carrying rocks around. She hasn't quite accepted Blew as part of the group yet. She growls and barks at her a bit when she first arrives. She has accepted Suri as the leader and seems to be intimidated by her sometimes. She follows me around the house, almost as if I'm her owner. She does love her boy, though, and what dog doesn't like boys?
There have been other animals in my past, others owned by family members that I love like my own pets, and I'm sure there will be many animals in my future. What a blessing they are to us indeed.