Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Unconditional Love

It’s not dog breath that makes a best friend. It’s the unconditional love flowing your way that seals the deal. I kept my new grandpuppy, Bunker, while our son and daughter-in-love were out of town for the weekend. I noticed I spent a massive amount of time playing with him. It was hard to get his picture because he didn’t sit still except when he was asleep.
So it seems animals and children can teach us much on the subject of unconditional love.
"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."
Mary Ann - age 4

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."
Billy - age 4

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."
Noelle - age 7

Then there was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry.”


GutsyWriter said...

You are so right. I love those examples of unconditional love. Sounds like you miss not having a dog of your own. I love my 11-year-old rat terrier.

sara said...

oh that last comment made ME cry!

My ADHD Me said...

That was sweet!

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Edie said...

(Sorry, that was my post above. I was helping another blogger and forgot I was signed in on her account. :o )

What an adorable little puppy! I have often thought about the unconditional love my dog gives. I need so much more practice.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Not only do daffodils melt my heart, so do Yorkies! We've two of them with more unconditional love to spread each and every minute!

Uncommon Blonde said...

Awww! He's really cute :)

Greg C said...

That last one was a great story. My youngest son is like that but his heart is beginning to harden because other children keep picking on him.

One day when he was in the 1st grade he was on the playground and his teacher who was sitting there had her face in her hands like she didn't feel well. He walked up to her and asked if she needed help getting to the nurses office. She told us about it and said in all her years of teaching, no child had ever shown concern like that for his teacher.

Chatty Kelly said...

I'm back reading, catching up. You are right about the unconditional love of a dog - I posted that in my thankful thursday post today! I love my dog. And my kids. (but the dog complains less. LOL!)