Pets. Where would we be without them?
I’ve always had some sort of pet growing up. Fish and dogs mainly. There was one brief stint of having a parakeet and my grandmother really wanted to have a canary again (that bird was no fun).
Today, I still have fish and a dog. Duke came into our lives three years ago. He has been a loyal trusted companion for the girls and me. You never really know how much they understand but I will say he is very intuitive. He picks up on things and just knows what to do.
What would I like Duke to understand? How much we love and appreciate his presence at home. I don’t know what we would have done without him. Perhaps, in some way, he already knows this.