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Today’s TIE #FlashFiveFriday comes from Donna Huber (Girl Who Reads):
Usually when I talk about my dogs, it’s the antic of my drama queen Schatz. She’s part Jack Russell Terror (not a typo), so can’t really help it. But my sweet, goofy Charlie usually gets overlooked.
There was recent study about how empathetic dogs are. If you ever meet Charlie, you would know how true the study was.
You see, Charlie spent the first 2 -3 years of his life in a cramped, unsanitary box-like crate with several other dogs. Whether a puppy store reject or found not fit for breeding, he was sold to highest bidder at auction. Luckily, a rescue group “won” him.
But his sufferings didn’t end there. Before I could pick him up, he was attacked at the rescue facility by an aggressive dog. While the facility understood if I didn’t want “damaged goods” I was just thrilled he was alive. He had stolen my heart in the few minutes I had spent with him.
He takes great joy in the simple pleasures of life. I still remember the content look on his face as he stretched out in the sunlight that first weekend home. And the delight he has when running like the wind (he does a great greyhound impression).
He knows life can be bad and maybe because of this he is more sensitive to the moods of others. When I’m melancholy, he seems to know and does his darnest to pull me out of my dark mood. He’ll do silly things that you just can’t help laugh at.
If I could clone a dog, I would want 12 of Charlie.
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