Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Dogs Who Found ME

I just finished reading a book by Ken Foster called "The Dogs Who Found Me: what I've learned from pets who were left behind". It is a touching demonstration of the human spirit and the reciprocation of generosity that occurs when you rescue an animal. What you get in return is worth every sacrifice. In so many ways, these two have rescued me.




A dog comes to you and lives with you in your own house, but you do not therefore own her, as you do not own the rain, or the trees, or the laws which pertain to them...

A dog can never tell you what she knows from the smells of the world, but you know, watching her, that you know almost nothing...


-From "Her Grave" by Mary Oliver

2 comments:

CaRoLyN said...

Sounds like a great book. I would love to read that. Especially since we are thinking of getting a dog ourselves.

Thanks for the tip and have a great weekend!

Swizzlepop said...

Sounds like a touching book, I may have to check it out. I am a total dog lover and ADORE our family dog. I love that quote too!