Yesterday I helped man an outreach booth for a group that promotes sensible gun legislation.
I enjoyed speaking with people about their ideas of how we can put an end to the gun violence epidemic that is ravaging our country and terrorizing its’ citizens.
I also interacted with a lot of dogs.
There were dogs everywhere: big dogs, little dogs, active dogs, and laid-back dogs.
I met my first Norwegian Elkhound. This dog looked to me like a cross between a Malamute and German Shepherd. He was a beauty and so happy.
I met a Pitbull who jumped up and gave me a kiss.
There were labs, and a big, floofy Labradoodle. There was a gorgeous Rottweiler and one of the sleekest Great Danes I’ve ever seen.
All the other volunteers mentioned how much I love dogs. And I do. I miss having a dog so very much and I was in heaven greeting so many canine friends. I’m just not in a position now to add another member to our family.
Until the day comes when we can offer a home to a dog, I think I’m going to hang out more at dog-friendly events and say hello to lots of new friends.