Here's a story we published last year that was a hit all over the internet, and which I think dog lovers in particular take to heart. We are therefore sharing it once again for any of you who missed it the first time around.
It's a sweet short story taken from the book Legends On Four Legs, by Robin Morris. The book is a collection of a number of short stories about man's best friend.
This particular story is about a golden retriever, who day after day shows up at a woman's home. He greets her politely and then walks quietly into the hallway, where he settles down and falls asleep. A few hours later, he slowly makes his way home.
But where did this golden retriever come from? The woman finally received an answer one day when she found a note attached to his collar.
It's not certain whether this story is true or not, but we think it's too adorable not to share.
"An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard; I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of."
"He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep."
"An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.
The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.
Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'
The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'"
The letter put a smile on the woman's face. Obviously, she would continue to receive the golden retriever with open arms. They were already good friends, and she was well aware of what it can be like to live with a large family.
What have we done to deserve our beloved dogs? They have have the biggest hearts, are truly loyal, and are always in a good mood. And I also think that this story underlines their gracious faithfulness. Please share it with all of your friends on Facebook who love animals! It's a sweet reminder of why dogs are man's best friend.