I thought about the trust our pets feel for us today as I took my dog to get her rabies shot. She shook as though palsied and refused to look at me again until we were on our way back home.
Only then did she lick my hand and tell me all was forgiven. I felt so bad about the fear she had shown-of the unknown-that it made me think of other animals that might not be going home again, and would have a reason to fear, if they had known the outcome that their future held.
Many animals are part of puppy mills, or females didn't get fixed and they may be destined for the pound or the pet store. The last unfortunate kind of place, may be the home of an owner that may not show the pet the love, or kindness it deserves. This kind of disservice makes me the saddest because how can anyone deny the soulful eyes of a pet that wants only love and words of kindness, to make their eyes light up like the brightest Christmas tree.
So show your pet love today. Let them know they hold a piece of your heart in their paws. And as they look at you through the eyes of love let them know their love is returned a hundred fold.