Lovelogical family extends to all of the non-biological relationships within your life. In many homes this includes pets. How many of us see pets as members of the family? I definitely know I have throughout my life and do to this very day. This is the reason why Lovelogical has chosen to celebrate the special members of the family that provide unconditional love in exchange for our human attention.
My mother believed pets taught children responsibility and unselfish unconditional love. As the result, we had many pets during my childhood. Let’s see…Of course, we had dogs. But, we also had a cat, guinea pigs, gerbils, fish, hamsters, rabbits, and a neighborhood squirrel that came to eat off our back porch regularly. So many lessons learned. However, out of all of the pets I have had in my lifetime, none could provide the unconditional love given to me by my dogs. This is why I want to share what made my dogs a special Lovelogical part of me.
My first pet was a German Shepherd by the name of Rex. Anyone familiar with this breed knows they are smart and protective. German Shepherds also love children. Rex was the guardian of the backyard. He would make sure none of the children in my mom’s daycare/foster home would get too close to the gate. This was done by gently corralling the little ones away from potential harm. I can close my eyes right now and see him sitting strong and proud in front of the gate assuring everyone’s safety.
My very best friend as a child was my silver miniature poodle, Tokar. She was by my side at all times whenever I was home. We were inseparable.
As a chiId I had a speech impediment. Being a voracious reader my speech therapist had me read out loud to practice enunciating my words. Tokar was my captive audience. She attentively listened as I read books to her from Green Eggs and Ham to the famous adolescent Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. As I grew our taste progressed to Harlequin Romance Novels and sneaking to read Donald Goines books. Tokar always sat and listened like she truly enjoyed the stories. I credit her for my love of public speaking today.
Through the years, I have had many other dogs each special in their own way.
There were Chihuahuas, Peabo and Markela, who liked to dance and sing. Kela actually saved me from a man who tried to grab me when pregnant with my son. She kept biting him until he gave up and let go. She was my she-ro.
Keda, our beautiful white miniature poodle with green eyes, was my kids’ first dog. She was my son’s babe magnet and best friend. Keda later became my daughter’s protector and play toy as she grew. Oh I must mention, Keda was a self taught circus dog. She did tricks from the age of a few months no one in our house ever taught her! She was amazing!
Now we have our rescue dog, Coco. She is a beautiful black Yorkie – 5 pounds of dynamite is what call her. She has become my daughter’s best friend. However, Coco needs her mom time too. She is spoiled beyond belief. Coco wore diapers and liked wearing them for her first year of training. Our baby was also my final realization that Lovelogical extends to her too. She wears her Lovelogical – DNA NOT REQUIRED shirt with pride. We have to take pictures of her in the new shirt too!
In April, Lovelogical will be traveling to Indianapolis on Saturday, April 16th for our very first Lovelogical Pets Photo and Video Shoot. We are looking forward to celebrating the extended family member often left out of family photos. The family member who sits on your lap for petting and lowers your blood pressure. The family member who cries with you and licks your salty tears with no complaints. The family member who listens to your secrets…and keeps them. The family member who gets excited to see you when you walk in the door. This month we are celebrating the family canine that has extended many hearts to Lovelogical !
Don’t feel left out…Share your Lovelogical story and family pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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