Thursday, February 18, 2010

For all you DOGS out there...

This morning I was staying in bed taking it easy since I over did yesterday and I'm feeling it now. Huge blogging nerd that I am, I grabbed my laptop as soon as I woke up to see what was going on out in cyber space. I checked my email, some news, Olympic updates, and of course my friends blog entries. As I typed a comment to a fellow blogger it occurred to me that my left hand was heavy and not working very well. This is what I saw! Look who love's me:
It's my Jack Russell, BUNNY!!! Of course, with my right hand, I grabbed my blackberry to take this picture. She is always cuddled up with me, but for some reason, this morning it caught my attention. The love of dogs is unlike anything else. (Yes, I'm a dog person, but I'm sure cat people feel the same way about their kitties!)


A canine's loyalty and affection is the most comforting thing ever! This little pup has been with us for most of our infertility journey...well, we got her several months after we learned it was going to be a long, hard road. She was our first baby, really. We raised her together since she was 9 weeks old. It has given us an outlet to express some parental love and nurturing. Even though she's just a puppy, it was something to hold and love while we've waited.

So this morning while she lovingly rested her sleepy head on my hand I was reminded of all the times she loved me when I needed it most. She never said the wrong things like, "just try to stress about it," or "at least you are still young." She let me feel whatever I wanted to feel, and she never judged me for a moment. She didn't try to solve my problems, and she never grew tired of me. She was the perfect companion in those dark hours.

So this post is goes out to all the dogs (and cats) who are helping us along the way. Your love is priceless!!

Thank you Puppies!!!!

17 comments:

  1. So freaking cute! Aren't dogs the best. The love you no matter what!!

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  2. Umm, I don't know what I'd do without my little man. He knows when I'm sad and does his very best to comfort me. And he listens to me and doesn't judge. He's been an enormous comfort to me throughout it all. I'm very lucky to have such a wonderful dog! He's is definitely my first baby!

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  3. Crazy super precious!
    I had often thought that getting a puppy would really help and everytime I used to say "I want a puppy", my husband would "No, you want a baby..." But I think a puppy AND a baby would be the best!

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  4. I so agree with you! My two dogs have definitely helped me through those difficult moments! And your Bunny is super cute :)

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  5. I agreeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I love my dog too much I think! I love the pic you posted, so cute. What a cute name - Bunny!

    Glad you could get some rest!

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  6. I totally agree. Our fur friends/babies are so important to us IFers.

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  7. LOVE my two dogs!! :) What a cute pic

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  8. Hey lady, loved this post! I just stumbled upon your blog from a friends & love it! We share a lot of similarities...we also have 2 furbabies, are 29yrs old & just finished our first round of IVF/ICSI! Look forward to following your journey:)

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  9. What a beautiful dog! That face is just too adorable! My dogs constantly melt my heart and it's like they just know when I need them the most.

    *ICLW

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  10. Hey, Mama! I nominated you for a blogging award!! Here's a link: http://my-infertilityjourney.blogspot.com/2010/02/things-that-make-my-day.html

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  11. I had a Jack named Eddie! I love your Jack he is super sweet!

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  12. Just stumbled across your blog and made me smile to see your JRT! I have one too {and a lab mix} and they are the best! They can't talk so they never say the wrong thing... Only exhibit nothing but love! It's the best!!!

    Congrats on your pregnancy!!!!! Wishing you an easy and uneventful remainder. :-)

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  13. Awwww! So sweet! Audrey does this to me, too. She'll nuzzle up to my hand, arm, even the top of my head! :-) I just love them so much!

    DH has started calling them my "hot water bottles" because they cuddle up in bed with me and keep me warm while I watch tv! :-)

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