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The Miracle That is Dog

Did you ever stop and think what is this miraculous creature, Dog?

You wouldn't let down a dog as cute as me, would you? WOULD you?????

Yes, there’s a scientific answer to his devotion, but surely it goes deeper than that.

Rumpy lives to please me.

When I come home from work, he is the happiest living thing in all the world.

When I’m angry, he is upset. When I am sad, so is he.

Never once has he become frustrated with me and just said, “to hell with you.”

I write for them.

Rumpy has never not loved me with all of his being.

How is it that this glorious creature can be so attached to us? So much so that they will travel hundreds of miles to find us when we’re separated. Or, when mortally wounded, will fight to make their way home one last time.

And why is it they attach themselves to us humans, the most selfish and arrogant species on the planet?

True, they do befriend other species, as DeDe did with Bubba Cat, but DeDe didn’t live for the love of Bubba Cat. She lived to please me.

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Sorry, Bubba, but we both know it’s true.

Some say there are angels among us. I would tend to agree. And we call them dogs.

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I am a malamute that was rescued by Jen. I live with June Buggie the cat. I blog about animal welfare and responsible care of companion animals at rumpydog.com. You can follow me on Twitter - @RumpyDog. And don't forget to LIKE my Facebook page! Thanks!

Discussion

34 thoughts on “The Miracle That is Dog

  1. yes, dogs are angels… and sometimes they teach us to be “better humans”…

    Posted by easyweimaraner | July 10, 2014, 6:19 AM
  2. I think this all the time. Angels with paws and the happiest of tails. Lovely post :) x

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | July 10, 2014, 6:25 AM
  3. Rumpy is so expressive- what a beauty. Love this post. I assume you have seen this video, but in case you haven’t- your post reminded me of it -God made dog…http://youtu.be/lJ7AfSO2fKs

    Posted by DailyMusings | July 10, 2014, 6:34 AM
  4. Angels for sure! If only we humans had hearts like dogs the world would be a much better place.

    Posted by dianaroggenbuckebrown | July 10, 2014, 6:52 AM
  5. I always wonder what they see in us…we are such odd creatures…my Angels sleep soundly by the woodfire tonight and my world is a happy place :) hugs Fozziemum

    Posted by fozziemum | July 10, 2014, 7:03 AM
  6. Beautiful and true. And traits not exclusive to dogs in the animal kingdom. It does baffle me why some people cannot appreciate or understand this magic and just throw it away as if it were garbage. Thank you for this wonderful post.

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    Posted by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) | July 10, 2014, 7:08 AM
  7. My cats don’t entirely agree. There are also happy to see me (and food) and be with me (in case there is the chance of another meal) and comfort me when I’m down (for a can of Friskies). Hmmmm….perhaps I could trade them in for a dog? BTW Rumpy is the most photographic dog I know. He always looks like he’s smiling. My cats always look like they’re sleeping…oh, that’s because they probably are.

    Posted by katecrimmins | July 10, 2014, 8:11 AM
  8. This post reminds me that when Kevin was dying, he hadn’t gone until he said ‘good bye’ to all of our family members….although he looked in deep pain, panting very hard…. Dogs are wonderful creatures…..

    Posted by eripanwkevin | July 10, 2014, 8:37 AM
  9. If more people were like dogs this world would be a better place.

    Posted by It's Dog or Nothing | July 10, 2014, 9:15 AM
  10. Well said. PERFECTLY said! Angels among us. How lucky are we?

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | July 10, 2014, 9:26 AM
  11. This week, we’re dogsitting our grandpuppy, Riley. Our two cats have accepted him and Riley has been by my side as I type on the computer or when I’m on the couch. Because of him, I’m finally getting up and out … walking with him several times a day. He really is very sweet … and so are our cats. Yes, they all are angels – except when they’re being mischievous. ;-)

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | July 10, 2014, 9:35 AM
  12. Reminds me of the following awful joke: How do you know that your dog loves you more than your spouse? Lock them both in the truck of a car for an hour and see which one is happy to see you when you let them out.
    (Sorry for sullying the very nice sentiments of your post.)

    Posted by ThatJenK | July 10, 2014, 9:47 AM
  13. Agree completely. I think in some ways it was my dog, Tazzie, that kept me wanting to live when I got Lyme disease. She lived to be 15 which is ancient for a rottie. It took me almost that long to regain my health but there she was. She’d be in the other room and if I got worse she’d know and be by my side instantly without my breathing a word. Her portrait is in my bedroom, her love lives with me forever. The same with all the rest of my fur babies but she was quite the exceptional and very unique friend in a dire time of need. Can’t imagine life without dogs. <3

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | July 10, 2014, 9:48 AM
  14. BJ loves me for everything I am and everything I am not. Yes, he’s an angel and makes me so happy.

    Posted by Hi folks. It's BJ Pup | July 10, 2014, 10:19 AM
  15. Rumpy, I love your purple heart.

    Posted by Hi folks. It's BJ Pup | July 10, 2014, 10:19 AM
  16. That was a great post! Such wonderful thoughts for today! Thanks!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    Posted by Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady | July 10, 2014, 10:54 AM
  17. They truly are angels among us and I think, after they leave this earth, they still watch over and love us. Beautiful post.

    Posted by kanzensakura | July 10, 2014, 11:19 AM
  18. Remember Dog Spelled backwards is God, perhaps they are God in our lives? xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Posted by willowdot21 | July 10, 2014, 12:38 PM
  19. I think that All our pets are angels in disguise,xx Rachel

    Posted by speedyrabbit | July 10, 2014, 12:54 PM
  20. Wonderful said. Yesterday I was looking for inspiring words in the form of a ‘dog’ quote and you have expressed the nature of dogs and human connection so beautifully :)

    Posted by EllaDee | July 10, 2014, 3:25 PM
  21. It almost makes me wish I was a woofie!

    Posted by Austin Towers | July 10, 2014, 4:23 PM
  22. sweet and true post

    retro rover

    Posted by Retro Rover | July 10, 2014, 5:26 PM
  23. Lovely post Jen :) Love the discussion it invoked! Dogs are our blessing that if we open our hearts and eyes we are blessed enough to let in.

    Posted by Marty the Manx | July 10, 2014, 8:52 PM
  24. We love our humans so, with all their faults. There is someone for everybody and what joy we bring each other. Pip and the boys

    Posted by mrpipponders | July 11, 2014, 3:15 AM
  25. Love this! I agree, dogs are just so awesome to us. It never ceases to amaze me.

    Posted by Kia | July 11, 2014, 10:27 AM
  26. We totally agree! We are as blessed to have them as they are to have us!

    Posted by Miley | July 11, 2014, 2:47 PM
  27. Why is it they attach themselves to us selfish humans? Because WE NEED THEM THE MOST! They are a gift from God, given in hopes that we can become better than what we are.

    Posted by Nature by Dawn | July 13, 2014, 10:41 AM
  28. I think about that all of the time specifically dogs but all animals in general. Each beautiful and unique!

    Posted by scoochyourpooch | July 25, 2014, 11:31 AM

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Hi! My name is Rumpy, and I am an Alaskan Malamute. I used to live in Middle Tennessee, but now my family and I reside in southeast Alabama. I have this cool blog that I started in 2011. Here at rumpydog.com we talk about all things animal, with a focus on animal welfare and responsible animal companion guardianship. But we also like to throw in a heaping helping of cute! cute! cute! I mean, how could you look at me and not melt, right?

My story? Well, I was found on the side of a busy street. Jenny thought she would help me find my home, but nobody claimed me. So now I live with her. She's a pretty good ole' gal, but she is mighty stingy with the dog cookies. *sigh*

There are also some cats- they each have their own story. June Buggie is their chief spokesperson. He is 16 years old, crotchety, and not afraid to say what's on his mind.

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