There are all sorts of folks in our world and each one of them has some traits that are like those of others. But all are also quite different in lots of ways. In fact, as we all know, no two people are totally alike. We have our likes and dislikes and it would be a mighty dull place if all of us liked the same things. There is one trait that is very high on my list and that is loyalty. I have always put a high value on loyalty and have tried my best to be loyal to my family, to my friends and to my co-workers. Unfortunately, I have dealt with a few individuals over the years who put very little stock in loyalty. I suspect each of you have known a few folks like that.
Sara and I have had a number of great dogs over the years. The first was Duke, a German Shepherd, who came to live with us in Tuscaloosa and was a great dog. Duke was followed by two other German Shepherds, Tiger and Blazer. Then came Dixie, a mix who I found abandoned on I-65 and I brought home to Rosemont Drive. Dixie had a litter of puppies in about 2 weeks. We kept one of the pups, Sam, and placed the others in good homes. We also had Beau, a French Poodle, a tough fella who fit right in with the big boys.
Another great pup to come to live with us was a little guy named Lawyer. He might have been the toughest of the lot. Lawyer was definitely Sara’s buddy. Sam, our first Black Lab, became a member of the family when we lived out on the Woodley Road farm. Sam was a big, strong boy who liked it better outdoors. Buck was our cow dog. He was a Border Collie-Blue Healer mix, was purchased at a horse show and he joined Sam at the farm.
We now have Buddy, another Black Lab, and Woody, a Bulldog-Great Dane mix, and those two are like brothers. They have been with us now for about 12 years and are great dogs. Buddy will meet Sara at the foot of the stairs every morning. He used to go up to our bedroom on second floor and wait for her there. But he now avoids the stairs and waits for her on the first floor. Woody is our watchdog and he can smell a person as far away as the front gate. He is extremely protective and will let us know if anybody is heading our way. Both Buddy and Woody love attention, or I should say they demand attention, and make sure they get it on a regular basis.
The one trait each of our dogs has had is extreme loyalty. Each of them really loved us and showed it daily. We considered each of our pups to be a real friend and also a faithful and loyal companion. Humans could learn lots from dogs when it comes to loyalty. For anybody who doesn’t have a dog, I strongly recommend that they get one. They will teach lots about loyalty to any person who needs a good lesson in that area. I am totally convinced that God gave us dogs for a reason.
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