My sister sent me this post yesterday, knowing how much I love dogs. Since I have been a bit uninspired in regards to blogging lately, I thought I would share this post with you today.
I was really disturbed by how little remembrance of 9/11 I saw and heard yesterday. Other than a short tribute on a local Christian radio station, I heard very little mention of the tragedy. I saw no marquees, heard no grand speeches… maybe I was listening to the wrong things at the wrong time or something. I do not have cable, so maybe I just missed all the tributes that were paid. I sure hope that is the case. Otherwise, it would be seriously disturbing… how little the day was mentioned. It was such a turning point in our nation’s history, and in
So heartbreaking, and so hard to believe, still… after all these years.
There were so many heroes that day. Among them were 100 unlikely heroes: dogs. Of the 100 dogs who searches through the rubble, dust, and debris, only 12 are still living today. They are beautiful reminders of hope against a backdrop of unimaginable tragedy and pain.
Here they all are. They are retired now, but still serve as such a lovely symbol of life, strength, and loyalty.
A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.
-John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog