I have blogged before about how I became a dog lover after many years of not wanting the responsibility of having a pet. For people who don't have a dog you can't begin to understand how deeply a person can become attached to an animal. Somehow their joy at seeing you come home and how they understand your every pattern is unlike anything you will ever experience with a person. You don't understand loyalty till you have a dog.
Yesterday on CBS Sunday Morning I saw something that showed how animals can show humans about what is really important. The story of Tara and Bella and the way they bonded is a story not to be missed. Click on this link to see a story that will stay with all day and better understand why sometimes animals are like people. If you know an animal lover share this blog with them so they can also appreciate this story. And consider adopting an animal from the shelter
Some Howard County groups to support that work with animals:
Animal Welfare Society
8556 Davis Road
Columbia, MD 21045
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the clinic at (410) 465.4350.
Fidos For Freedom, Inc.
P.O. Box 5508
Laurel, Maryland 20726
Pets on Wheels
Office on Aging