Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 4, 2010 - Canis lupus familiaris

They tap into our psyche and breathe new life - their character and loyalty unmatched… inspired by Disney’s 101 Dalmatians and Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain – garthstein.com, we celebrate their lives with admiration and love – man’s best friend.

These recent motivators have given glimpses into their short lived existence… for those of you who have seen Disney’s classic rendition or read Gath Stein’s novel, you gain a biased perspective into my passion for dogs and the need to recognize their beautiful attributes.

A dog’s resume is peerless.  Their genetic traits fashion heightened senses and supreme intellect.  Since their inception 15,000 years ago, dogs have been bred to perform numerous tasks – herding livestock, hunting, guarding, pulling loads, police, rescue, therapy, and service.

Petting dogs is proven to lower blood pressure of dog owners.

On an average, dogs can understand about 200 words and this includes signals and hand movements.

Proven analysis has shown a positive correlation to human health, both psychological and physical.  A dog’s spirit is contagious… its tail, eyes, and gait constantly work in sync.  Their vitality for life and living in the moment causes one to think the same.

My appreciation for the United States military runs deep… WWII invited their talented ability to scout, alarm, and messenger through difficult terrain.   

The most popular breed in Canada, U.S., and the United Kingdom is the Labrador retriever.  My girl Emma is a chocolate lab - she is seriously part human.  When I speak to her, she always listens and never complains.  Their simple gifts aid our lives in so many ways… healthy reminders to stretch in the morning, give kisses, smile when greeted, and lie in the sun.

Golden Retrievers may improve a person’s chance of attracting a date.

During the Middle Ages, Great Danes and Mastiffs were sometimes suited with armor and spiked collars to enter a battle or to defend supply caravans.

If you have not invested in this priceless companion, I would encourage you to do so.  My life is enriched on so many levels, with so many wonderful experiences shared so far.  Emma has changed my views on life and promotes constant reflection within myself.

Dog facts provided by: facts.randomhistory.com
Images provided by: weheartit.com
All the best,


  1. You write such amazing posts and for the life of me I can't figure out why no one is following you!

    This is so good. I especially love dogs and I'm so happy you dedicated a post to them. :D
    I'm laughing at the "Golden retrievers" bit. You're right. If I saw a guy with an adorable golden retriever I'd give him a chance!

    Thanks for checking me out and following you. You are very appreciated, I have no words.
    I'll be following you to see what other interesting posts, like these, you have to come up with.


  2. Kenita! Thank you so much for your feedback. I pour so much of my time and energy into these blogs... sometimes I get a little down, feel like no one is reading them :( Your response encourages me very much. I am a huge dog lover - this post has been coming for quite sometime. I was trying to pick the right time to do it and show my appreciation.