There aren’t a ton of words that need to go with a picture like this – the heart and soul of a baby – nestled next to the heart of one that never seems to age, her dog.
Talk about two types of unconditional love, that which you feel for your child and the same given right back from someone who, no matter what, is always your best friend and loves you unconditionally…your dog.
The picture was sent to me by my good friend Mark Pallack – that’s baby Piper, belonging to Mark and Tiffany and their beloved beagle, Scarlet. The picture is a classic because it is pure and simple, two of the most sincere and unscathed hearts on earth – that of a baby and a beloved pet, especially a dog. Scarlet knows a pure heart just like hers and when she senses it she is ready to take up the same space.
Not an hour after receiving the picture from Mark, my wife unexpectedly shares with me a post she saw on social media called a Message From Your Dog. Too much coincidence not to blog, sometimes the universe simply conspires on your behalf. Here now is a portion of that post:
I am your dog, and I have a little something I’d like to whisper in your ear.
I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work, some have children to raise. It always seems like you are running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life.
See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours? They are slightly cloudy now. That comes with age. The gray hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle. You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine? Do you see a spirit? A soul inside, who loves you as no other could in the world? A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing for just a simple moment of your time? That is all I ask. To slow down, if even for a few minutes to be with me.
We have NOW, together. So come, sit down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes. What do you see? If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart. Come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one another’s eyes, and talk. I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or I may tell you something profound about myself, or even life in general.
You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things with, someone very different from you. And, here I am. I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls. I do not think of you as a “Dog on two feet” — I know what you are. You are human, in all your quirkiness, and I love you still.
Now, come sit with me, on the floor. Enter my world, and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes. Look deep into my eyes, and whisper to my ears. Speak with your heart, with your joy and I will know your true self. We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very short.
Love, Your Dog
Nestle those words and emotions next to the pureness of the heart and soul of a baby. I can’t imagine how that picture might speak to Mark and Tiffany – in a single photograph – unconditional love being served and received. Two hearts, pure and simple. How does that picture speak to you?
Just maybe, it makes your day.
Until next time, thanks for taking the time,
For the full transcript of A Message From Your Dog, click the link: (http://news.thesocialcrat.com/?p=1781)
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Speaker, Emmy Winner, Financial Services
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