I absolutely believe this! Our parents never really welcomed our dogs in their houses, Gerry and I always felt like it was sort of a bother, they tolerated our dogs, but barely. I have vowed to always welcome my friends and their animals!
Me too!! I couldn't bear to see the forlorn faces of friends' dogs at the door as we enjoyed ourselves inside.My future in-laws always allowed my dogs to be inside with me whenever I visited (then) boyfriend. And, I was always grateful and respectful of their hospitality to all creatures.
Yes. Though I have been challenged when people have brought their dogs (who don't get along with cats) and expected them to live inside with us (and the cats).But mostly I prefer animals to people.
True. The onus is on people to ensure they have well behaved dogs when visiting friends who also have pets.When we moved to the country, we raised and cared for many animals from small to large. Everyone got along - even the orphan kangaroos, baby goats and chickens, with our three German Shepherds and Rottweiler.
Oh, so sweet... And yes-- hopsitality to the critters too. All are welcome at our house. :o) ((LOVE & HUGS))
And, I knew they would be :) xx
oh what a precious painting!!!!!!who could keep this sweetheart, out in the cold????????tessa~
I know... such a beautiful face. Nice to see him by the fire with his master's Tam o' Shanter, shawl and cane nearby.I'd love to know what hearty soup or stew is brewing in the cauldron :)
your title, "dog days: august"... this has a different meaning, for we in the northern hemisphere... here, july and august are usually hot. and there is a saying, in regards to this _heat_ in the summer... which is _now_, here.... "the dog days of summer." now exactly what this means, i don't know. it's just one of those colloquialisms, we grow up, hearing.but i know you are in the southern hemisphere and you are in the cold part of your year... so your title looked "funny" to me... and you can see why. :-)just another one of the interesting parts, of being blog-friends, with people in different hemispheres!!!!tessa~
Ah yes, I'm aware of the phrase, "dog days", referring to sultry summer weather.I agree, it can get a little confusing between the hemispheres, especially when I see my blog friends celebrating a snowy Christmas (I wish), when we're sweltering in deep heat.Here at my blog, at the beginning of each month, I enter a quote which is from my dog calendar, and add an image along with it.Here is the link to my post explaining why I've decided to do it http://homeinaheartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/dog-days.htmlI think I might continue the theme next year, too :)
Love this proverb. Consideration goes a long way when it includes everyone. It doesn't take much to make a dog comfortable. It's the humans--they tend to whine:)
I had to smile at your comment, Charlene. Dogs are easily pleased, and generally settle well.And yes, I used to hear far more whining from the humans, than our dogs, at family gatherings.I know who I'd rather be sitting with ;)
love me... love my dog.and if not... don't love me! LOL.seriously.i'd take a dog over people any day. maybe that's a sad statement. but true. i hope you continue the theme. with each post and your comments to others here... i learn a little more about you and i'm thinking you're a gypsy angel. yup. a gypsy angel.of the very best order! XO♥
Kindred spirits, you and I Tam. Kindred spirits :)x♥x
Any dog that visits me gets at least a bowl of water. I don't keep dog food handy, but if the owner says the dog will accept (whatever) the dog will get lunch.It seems mean to feed a guest while his dog looks on without getting any.
The fact that you welcome them is often enough. It's the gesture of warmth that counts, denoting a generous heart.
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