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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Als S.
Alysia S5 years ago

love dogs

Monica K.
Monica K5 years ago

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.

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Connie B.
Connie B5 years ago

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!

Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley5 years ago

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!

Jacqueline Fonseca

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....

L. C.
Ms. L. C5 years ago

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

Wim Zunnebeld
Wim Zunnebeld5 years ago


Tia Mitchum
Tia Phillips5 years ago

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.

Anne Marie S.
Past Member 5 years ago

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