Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A different kind of thankful

When I received this, I got a big lump in my throat and tears welled up in my eyes. I cannot tell you what or how large of an animal lover I am. At one time we had 5 labs, a cat, and 3 fish. Now we are down to 2 yellow labs since the passing of our sweet chocolate lab earlier in the fall. Ugh! I can't tell you how devastating it was, but when I see this. It makes me realize that not only are humans thankful for our friends, I am sure in a dog's world they are thankful for us, but their fellow friend as well.

Lily is a Great Dane that has been blind since a bizarre medical condition required that she have both eyes removed. For the last 5 years, Maddison, another Great Dane, has been her sight. The two are, of course, inseparable.

"People will forget what you said; People will forget what you did. 
But people will never forget how you made them feel."

How sweet is this? It shows us that our instincts are to help and care for each other and be grateful for what we have and who we are for those less fortunate may not have what you do. You know what I really love about this most of all? How happy the look on that dog's face is. He can't see but he's so happy to have a friend.

Be thankful for your friends for they walk in when the rest of the world sometimes walks out. 


  1. Oh my gosh....this story just makes me want to hug a puppy!! How sweet. Thanks for posting this. I'm going to send this along to another friend of mine. I know she'll appreciate it as much as I do!!

  2. I LOVE this! Those dogs are beautiful too! :) I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your chocolate lab, I lost my little dog years ago and it was really the most devastating thing ever. I refuse to get another one because it was so heart breaking! But dogs really ARE man's best friend! :) Thanks for linking this to my blog cute girl!

  3. Oh my gosh!! This made me tear up. How sweet is that? Thank you for sharing.

  4. Omg I saw this on Pinterest and couldnt even read it all the way through! Dogs are my favorite things than most people so I cant stand hearing anything sad about them!

  5. I knew as soon as I saw this the message I wanted to send. Friends come in human form and animal form and I am sure that one of these dog's couldn't live without the other. Our instincts tell us to love and care for other's in need. I am coming back in my second life as a dog and if I am blind, it won't matter because I hope I have something like this beside me. Plus, I can eat and poop in public, what a great life!

  6. That is such a sweet story! I am a huge animal lover too! Thanks for sharing.

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