Friday, December 02, 2005
Sasha - Teacher of Compassion
He's blind, deaf, mute and doesn't have many teeth. His days of jumping and yapping at front doors, biting ankles, humping pillows etc. are long gone. He spends about... well... about 22 hours a day right where he is in this picture. The other hour or two is spent on walks (carry him down and up the front steps), on long epic poops (the time, not the actual poo) and sometimes on a lap in front of the TV (he prefers his bed most of the time). He always wags his tail and does his best to wiggle happily when any of this attention is coming his way.
I think of him as in the 'assisted-living' stage of life. Anyhow, everyone who meets Sasha likes him and most make a little sound like, "Ohhhhh..". I think it's the sound of compassion.
I don't care what they say, I think dogs can teach us as much about human nature as people can.
My girlfriend would like a dog too but since we are both working I would feel sorry for the dog. Now that I read that yours is sleeping most of the day I am having second thoughts..
Have a loving weekend,
I made an audible "oooooh" when Sasha's picture came up. How could you not?
I'm glad you took the opportunity to do a personal post.
My mum had a bichon frisee a few years back that followed her around everywhere - even at work. My mum works with people who have different psychological problems, and "Shira" was part of the professional team there. If you have problems, and don't really want to talk about them it's amazing how a dog or a cat helps. "fur therapy" I call it...
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