I just finished one of the most amazing books
Julie Klam wrote this book about her life as a single, 30 year old living in NYC. She visits a psychic in search of a lover. Little does she know that a man would soon enter her life. That little man was a 2 year old Boston Terrier rescue who she instantly fell in love with. The book follows her life with Otto- the joys, the hardships and the lessons learned. It is such a beautiful book.
It is no secret that I love Ernie. He is more than a pet, he is my sweet baby boy. He is so much greater than the expectations I had for bringing a puppy into our home. This book helped show me that I am not the only one with such a strong, emotional love for my dog.
"Everyone talks about it, but animals are so selfless and their love is unconditional. They aren’t angry with us for more than a few seconds and their actions don’t mask ulterior motives." page 148
"A very wise dog woman once told me that dogs find owners, not the other way around. They pick you and they choose to stay with you. In that way, they are also giving you the end of their life. The deeper the bond, the harder it is to say good bye. I know I’d rather have any amount of time with a dog I love and suffer the mourning than not have the time at all." page 151
"The National Institute of Heath has proven that owning pets has significant health benefits including the boosting of survival rates for coronary care patients. Dog ownership promotes regular exercise, being near a dog lowers its owner’s blood pressure, and when a person interacts with a dog, the central nervous system releases several hormones that cause feelings of pleasure- included in that is oxycontin." page 258