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Top 10 Reasons I’m Feeling Dog Blessed

Top 10 Reasons I’m Feeling Dog Blessed

Yesterday was St. Francis of Assisi Day. While I don’t consider myself a religious person in the traditional sense, I love the “Blessings of the Animals” ritual that comes with this celebration. And it made me think of all the ways that I’m feeling blessed by my dogs, Sanchez and Gina.

1. They remind me to take work breaks and get outside for walks regularly.
2. They are total masters at living in the present moment and are a continuous reminder for me to do the same.
3. They remind me to take time to play, play, play.
4. They listen without judgement to everything going on in my life.
5. They keep me in good shape with agility and off leash hiking.
6. They remind me that life is short. Cherish every moment.
7. They remind me to forgive and forget. And then play!
8. Sanchez was the inspiration for me starting an entirely new career that is helping dogs worldwide.
Gina is a real cuddler and reminds me to connect with others through touch.
10. They remind me to count my blessings!

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.


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12:48PM PDT on Oct 20, 2012

love dogs

10:04AM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

I love dogs because they are everything that I wish I could be - loyal, loving, brave, compassionate, non-judgemental, unprejudiced, forgiving, honest, enthusiastic and intelligent. They bring me up when I am down, they commiserate when I am sick, they calm me down and give me peace when I'm upset. Their warm soft bodies and soft deep breathing wash away all my worries and put me to sleep at night and their enthusiasm for each new day gets me up and moving when I feel lazy. They've taught me the meaning of unconditional love, broken my heart when they passed away and saved me when I was too scared to love again. Without dogs, my life would be barren and I only hope that in spite of my ignorant, stumbling human ways, I can repay them for all they give.

6:48AM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

10:25AM PDT on Oct 11, 2012

great article! I have 6 dogs and in september I have adopted a new dog or should I say the dog adopted me since she followed me until my home. Animals are so special and they give us strength and love!

9:23AM PDT on Oct 11, 2012

My Benji is my best friend. I am blessed to have a couple of close two-footed friends, and am forever grateful to have the friendship and love of my children--but my dog is my comfort, my joy, my (almost) constant companion--animals are a gift for us to treasure!

12:06PM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

I love Choxie and Fortune! They always are sweet and ready to snuggle, play or exercise when the time calls. After a long day (or week), above all they just want to sit on top of me making sure that I get my rest.... Love is without judgement, both are rescues and are the lights of my life....

2:10PM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

I Don't Have A Dog Right Now, But When I Did Have One, I Felt SAFE And LOVED! And I LOVED HER BACK!

12:52PM PDT on Oct 8, 2012


6:05AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

I "Totally" feel blessed to have my dog Fluffy!! He is so gentle and kind. He gives me all the love and hugs i need. He is always there, cuddling and licking my toes! I don't have to be lonely because he is my companion and his every move makes me happy!! I love him, dearly.

6:04AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Thank you, beautiful article. I agree, I have 9 dogs and they make my life so much better.

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