For The Love Of Dogs

by Lynn

The love of dogs is not something that everyone experiences. You have dog people, and then you have everyone else. That’s not to say that non-dog people are bad; they are just a different breed. *pun intended*

There are many reasons that I love this picture.

It was spontaneous and spur of the moment. I didn’t go outside with Jack with the intention of a photoshoot. It’s just any other day where you never know what might be outside or might not be.

As the snow started collecting on Jack’s head, I had to laugh out loud because he simply didn’t care. Instead, he was focused entirely on sniffing out the moose and her young one that had been hanging around.

He knows they are somewhere close by, and I know what he is thinking. The last time we had a mama and baby hanging around, ole Jack got a love tap. He was lucky that particular day even though he limped for a few days after. So now, when I know one is hanging around, I try and keep a close eye on his mischievous and deep-felt need to save me from everything. Moose, Magpies, Rabbits…

Snowflakes And The Love Of Dogs

As these snowflakes continued to gather, I had a couple of thoughts go through my head. The first was that he’s going to be turning ten years old this spring (Spring of 2022). The second is the fact that each dog is as different as each of the snowflakes gently falling onto his fur.

I quickly grabbed my phone from my pocket and just wanted to capture that image of what I was seeing from the view of the back of his head. That may seem silly to some, and that’s okay. You don’t have to understand it completely. Just realize that our time with each other, whether with another human or our faithful 4-legged friends, is not guaranteed for tomorrow, just as with a melting snowflake.

So, at this moment, we will share our love of dogs.

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

Orhan Pamuk
Jack 2022

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