A few weeks ago, my husband and I were antiquing in one of our favorite local haunts. This shop often sends out coupons and has sales which makes me love them even more! Plus, the shop owner is a hoot!!
This particular chilly Saturday, there was a man there with an obviously older dog in a sweater. The man was busy chatting with the store owner, and the dog just seemed happy to be hanging out with them.
As I can’t seem to help myself where animals are concerned, especially dogs, I asked the man about the dog. He was obviously a sweetie…the dog, that is…and I said so!
The man explained the dog’s name was Duncan, and that he had been his Aunt’s dog. His aunt had passed away a year or so ago, and the man had taken Duncan in as his own. His reason was that if he hadn’t, Duncan would have spent the rest of his life without his family. My kind of guy…
To so many people, animals are disposable. I was so touched by the man’s obvious love and attachment to Duncan and his concern that Duncan shouldn’t lose his family.
It is my fondest wish that more animals be treated like family members and that more Duncans in the world find forever homes with the families they love so much.