Wednesday, November 30, 2011

unconditional...




He is a mass of destruction, demolishing anything in his path that his teeth take a shining to.  His latest casualties?  The neighbors rope when they graciously watched him for us this past Sunday, and Colton's shoe.  We're getting better at clearing a path for him, but when we lapse in our efforts to put our things away, he makes sure we know.  

And yet, he redeems himself, usually within minutes of his mischievousness.  He spent 6 hours in his kennel yesterday, which is the longest time by far.  We were so wrapped up in chemo, and an engine light steadily glowing on the truck, and hockey for both boys, and - you know,  life in general, that Crosby had to wait.

So when we finally arrived back home and let him out?  He bounded into our arms and licked us up and down and wiggled his not so little body in utter delight at being freed. And he redeemed himself, for all his past transgressions, and all his future ones too.  He may not be perfect in his manners, but he is perfect in his love for us.  And isn't that what really matters?  Love that is big, and sloppy, and limitless...  and perfect.  

15 comments:

  1. It IS such a selfless and unconditional love isn't it? Our golden chewed a couple of holes in walls and a few shoes - but she grew out of that puppy behavior and became the most polite 'person' (except for big sloppy kisses) in the house.

    I miss having that kind of greeting when we arrive home. So nice for your boys and you.

    Hope today isn't too rough. Take care.

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  2. Love all that big and sloppy moments of love too! Great post Vicky :)

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  3. Oh Ya! They ARE SOO GOOD at redemption with their unconditional love.

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  4. Limitless love even if a bit sloppy is the perfect way to be greeted after a trying day :-)

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  5. So different than our Sammie (cat that we had and loved for 15 years.) Cats know they are "all that" and expect us to revel in it. Dogs...well, just like your Crosby after being in the kennel and away from you, when free, he wiggles all over you with love and adoration upon your arrival. He loves you with all his heart and doesn't have a shy bone in his body telling him not to tell ya. Gotta love him!
    Love you, my friend.
    Jackie

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  6. A bounding bundle of love is not a small thing. Enjoy!

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  7. Sounds like your lives have changed for the better since getting him! :0)

    "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." ~Ben Williams

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  8. So true. Have you ever seen your pet dog in a bad mood? Nope, me either. Mans/womans best friend for sure.

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  9. Absolutely! Well said, Vicki! My cats sometimes pout and turn away, but my dogs never did. What a blessing to have such a beautiful, loving dog buddy! :>)

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  10. they really do love us no matter what, don't they.....and oh how we love them.....xo

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  11. I love that we both acquired puppies within a short amount of time with one another, because I am RIGHT with you, Vicky. I, the puppy-lover of old who wanted to own a puppy store someday (when I was a little girl) was most against this latest addition. I knew it would be more work and responsibility; I wasn't sure I was up for that, now that my youngest of five was out of diapers. But there have been many moments of joy, and some moments of shredded items. I honestly can't get too mad for too long. He's a dog. I have it in perspective. :) I'm glad you do too -- what a gift!

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  12. Ohhhh,Crosby is a love-bug! He's perfect in his own doggie way!

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  13. Oh, so sweet, and so full of love!

    My dog is my idol when it comes to unconditional love! Short walk? I still love you! Home late? I still love you! Carrots for treats? Well, okay, still, I love you!

    I read this Edith Wharton quote recently and loved it:

    "My little dog, a heartbeat at my feet."

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  14. yes my friend...perfect in his love, that really is what matters.
    I love this pup.
    xo

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