Pets As Family

As I write today, I am not alone, I am kept company with our wonderful Belgian Shepherd, Magnolia. She is always following and watching, a true shepherd.

I never understood why people treated animals as their children, or as family, until I had my first dog. I had enjoyed the company of cats for years, and I always thought they were good companions. Dogs are just more connected to you, they demand that you interact with them, and your lives become entwined.

A pet is a friend who will never desert you. They are faithful to the end, always giving you unconditional love. Seldom do we find as true a friend.

Here is a poem for my Magnolia, my Maggie.


I feel her watchful eye upon me
Always keeping track, following
Wherever I go

Fleet of foot
Playful and spirited
Her dog smile lingers

Sometimes we play chase
Other times we cuddle
Trusting eyes gaze into mine
Filled with love
What bliss!

7 thoughts on “Pets As Family

  1. Joan, You hooked me with this lovely lady – Magnolia. I have her brother,Nugget. ( I know they are not kin, but they look a lot alike.) He would go crazy if he saw her. I like the poem too. It describes how Nugget looks at me. I inherited him when my son died, and so he is mine now and he knows it.


  2. What a beautiful dog. My dog, Rocky, is such a comfort to me and is always happy to see me when I come home. Tiger, my cat, sits in my chair when I'm away and just looks at me when I come in, waiting for me to come to her and give her loving. But I love them both and would be lost without them.


  3. Hi Joan, I just posted a comment and asked if this dog was a Belgian Tervuren and I found this. This is Linda Parks do you remember me? I also have Tervurens aren't they a wonderful breed, so smart and so devoted to you. Yours is simply beautiful. God Bless our Pets


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