|Callie Taking Care of Me|
Why do I include dogs in my books, you ask?
Well, Callie is an example of why. Recently I went through a long battle with pneumonia. Callie was by my side constantly, day and night. No matter where I wandered, she followed. (That included trips to the bathroom.) She wouldn’t even let me go into our walk-in closet without her. No matter how long I laid in bed, she hovered over me. At times I felt like I had to peel her off me, she stayed so close against me. She tried desperately to lick me better, often wearing me out. She wouldn’t settle for sitting next to me but wanted to be on top of me. Yes, at times, I wanted to say “back off.” But, you could see the worry and concern in her eyes. With every cough or gasp for breath I took, she lifted her head to check on me. That, my friends, is unconditional love.
Finally, she’s decided that I’m going to live. Although the love continues to shine in her eyes, she’s more apt to sleep in her own bed, stray from side to explore the new snowfall, or go to the rest of the family for hugs and pats on the head.
Many years ago, my husband and I started seeing a family counselor. His advice seemed sound and reasonable. That is, until one day when he gave us his view on animals. He told us he believes animals only have a collective conscience. Something like the Borg on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Animals are all connected without their own personalities or thoughts.
I guess you can figure out what happened next. Our sessions abruptly ended, and we questioned the validity of everything the man had said. Dogs, any animal for that matter, without their own distinct personality or thoughts? Pretty ludicrous in my opinion. What’s do you think? Do you think animals have unique personalities and their own thought processes? I really want to know.
Cindy A Christiiansen
Sweet Romance, Comedy, Suspense…and Dogs!
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