I must admit, that if I were ever to come back as something, I’d like to come back as my dog. Rupert is in charge, he likes his toys scattered throughout the house, he jumps on any furniture at any time, and from any distance. He begs at the table, demands to be pet, and ignores my call when there is some scent that catches his attention. He doesn’t like baths, hates to be groomed and wants to go on walk after walk after walk. Sometimes he forgets that he is house trained and when he is sick, well, let’s just say, he is indiscriminate about which room he chooses to be sick in.
All in all, there is much time, energy, and money spent on Rupie in our house. And in return, what do I get?
The answer to that question has to be ‘unconditional love’. He gives me unconditional love. Now, I ask you…….is it easier to be me…..or….Rupie?
There is no love so wonderfully unconditional than the one your dog gives.
I’ve always said if reincarnation were real I’d want to come back as one of my family’s dogs…but your question makes a twist I had never considered. If I still have all my human inclinations, I say it’s easier to be me. And it makes me think maybe God has a special place for dogs because unconditional love is so natural for them.
I think it’s beautiful that you give Rupert an unconditional home, too. A place where he gets to be a dog, through and through, including that love. You’ve got a great gig going on there …
Of course having the choice, being human is most desirable, BUT I would love to be one of my cats! They are the kings of the house and every piece of furniture, including beds are theirs. Their toys are also strewn around the house, including little play mice that one of them insists belong in his food dish.
They both meet me at the door every night, and comfort me when I am sad, or sick. They always seem to know when I need it 🙂
I love it that God created animals to be part of our lives!
Have a great weekend, Andie!
It’s so sad that humans are not capable of unconditional love.
I love animals. I have a new puppy who has stolen
my heart. I also have two cats. Your Rupert sounds
like most dogs, just living his life the only way he
knows how and being honest in his love for you.
That’s why I love animals. They are what they are-
genuine and true.
Rupie’s got the good life, that’s for sure! But you are getting something precious in return: there is no substitution for unconditional love!
Isn’t it true? It doesn’t matter how much we neglect him through the week, our dog loves us unconditionally! He is always waiting when we return. Never angry or demanding. Just happy to see us.