Thankful for My Dog

Capt. JackCapt. Jack Sparrow has accidents. He barks when we don’t want him to. He doesn’t bark when we would like him to. He snaps at people in his sleep. We joke about giving him away, but who would take a dog like this? And how could we give him away? We love him despite all his imperfections (just like he loves us despite ours). I’m thankful for Jackie.

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  1. Captain Jack has provided quite a few chuckles for me. Kind of like our children (and as a teacher I include here students) we love them inspite and perhaps because of their flaws. The flaws give them spice, make them human, let us see that they in fact need us. For guidance, for forgiveness, for engaging our empathy. Love, it is never easy or purely perfect, but it is indeed worth every pea-pickin’ annoyance because we all come out better people for it.…even if we sometimes have to slog through some pretty gross and annoying mud!!! Happy day!! As a new grandmother to a human and a slightly older grandma to our granddog, Tola, I have fallen beyond in love with both, but that Tola. What a person. That dog can do no wrong ever.

    1. Yeah, it’s hard to ever stay irritated with a dog. Great thoughts on love, Janet. You are an awesome grandmother!

    1. Hehe–the girls get credit (see my reply to Martha). Love your dog pics on FB. The body language is always so wonderful!

  2. I love Jack’s full name. We are now parents to our great-granddog! My granddaughter adopted Brady when he was 8 weeks old and had him for 7 years. Then when her first baby came along and began crawling and getting his treats, his food, his toys, things went south. Of course the baby came first but granddaughter was devastated at the thought of having to give him up to strangers. Neither her sibling nor her mom (our daughter) was in a position to take him so gg and Pop said “of course.” He’s been with us for 4 years now and is ours in every sense of the word, although his ears still perk up when he hears those familiar voices. He gets to visit his “mama” when she makes a visit to see us and her other family. He’s 11 now and we figure he’s our age so the three of us trot along at about the same speed. He is a good boy and we love him. Can’t imagine being without him.

    1. Aw, Martha–good on you and your husband for taking in Brady and keeping the family intact:>) He sounds like a delight! When we got Jackie from the Humane Society, our girls were 11 and 14, polar opposites, and couldn’t agree on ANYthing. So we said they could name the dog as long as they agreed on a name. The Pirates of the Caribbean movies were big, so… :>)

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