Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ode to Dexter Dog


"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea...

He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive...

When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man...

With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts...

His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will - as I always have. He is just my dog." - Gene Hill

Dexter, our Tibetan Terrier.


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34 comments:

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

What a handsome dog!! I so enjoyed this post!

The Little Red Shop said...

Ohh...he's just beautiful! What a doll. I love your plaids and florals too!

Have a beautiful Sunday.

: )

Julie M.

MariaPar said...

What a nice dog ! So beauty.

Blondie's Journal said...

Dexter is a real cutie. I love that little T~shirt he is wearing in one of the photos!

xoxo
Jane

The Sewing Loft said...

Dexter is such a sweet boy!

Chrissy said...

Dexter is as cute as they get!!! All the best,Chrissy

Jan said...

What a beautiful tribute in prose to your dog and dogs in general. Wonderful photos too, of your lovely Tibetan Terrier Dexter..... our delightful companion Tilda is an Australian Terrier.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a lovely animal he is...I understand completely...since I have my Zoe!!!

The Inspired Nest said...

I too have a Dexter Dog! He is a 11 year old Bassett Hound. Even though he is old and steadily going down hill he is always there welcoming us with his cute wagging tale. That was a wonderful tribute.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Awww! Thanks for sharing Dexter with us!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh I started tearing up...then realized he is still with you. Phew! He is gorgeous...and it is perfect that you recognized him while he is still here.

Beautiful!

Lori E said...

Oh Delores he is such a luv. Dexter is the epitome of a loving companion. Thanks for sharing the doggie love with us.

Heidi said...

Hi Delores,
Dexter is adorable, he looks so cuddly! What a wonderful quote, really perfect. I have to remember those words when Miss Maggie is driving me crazy....
Hope your weekend was great! (PS e-mail me your address so I can send you your little gift!)
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Bobbi said...

cute, cute mosaic!

Suzy said...

What a loving post for "man's best Friend!"

Cottage Sunshine said...

Ahhh! That was very sweet and Dexter is beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Also thanks for visiting my blog & commenting! :)

Have an awesome week!
Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Lori Lucas said...

Those words went straight to my heart..As I sit here typing this, Abe (black schnauzer is asleep on my feet, and Ike (black and white schnauzer is asleep against my legs. It also made me think back to my dogs I've had through the years. Your dog is precious as well. LOVED the quote and OH SO TRUE!

A 2 Z said...

Very touching post! Thanks for making us love your dog as much as you do!.

Take care,

Anne-Marie

Rettabug said...

Delores, this is such a delightful post! I can't wait to share it with my sister, who is a dog lover, too.

GREAT mosaic but that photo of Dexter in prison stripes is hilarious!!! I can just imagine what he is thinking. LOL

Thanks for sharing your poochie with us. Pat him on the head for me, please?

fondly,
Rett

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You are a girl from my own heart...

Daniela said...

Just beautiful : ) Makes my heart melt.

Kathysue said...

Aaaah Dexter is tried and true!!He looks like a good fellow to have around. Have a wonderful week Delores!! Kathysue

Becolorful said...

I don't even have a dog but I read every word. Now I know I will someday definitely have one of these sweeties. Thanks for sharing.
Pamela

Sonia said...

Almost made me cry...we love our doggies...both of our were little strays found and abandoned and they are the sweetest most precious animals. We can't imagine our day without them! Loved your post and your precious pooch!

Miss Bloomers

Anonymous said...

Dexter is ADORABLE.....such a sweet face. You can see the loyalty oozing out of him. When you have a GOOD dog....it is a true treasure! Toni

Teresa said...

Dexter is a lucky Dog. He has a beautiful home and family who loves him!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Delores,
Dexter is ready to "Jail House Rock". He's such a sweet guy. Our family misses our sweet "Kona" she passed a few years ago and we have not brought another puppy home yet. Your Dexter is just he cutest!
A really fun post.
Take care and enjoy your day, keep warm and dry its going to rain all day.
Elizabeth

once in a blue moon... said...

he is a photogenic jewel! those pics just MAKE me smile~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, I had never read this commentary about dogs, and I loved it! Dexter is a beauty, and he does look like he'd be such a wonderful friend. laurie

Carol said...

Oh, Dexter! You make the cutest mosaic model! Have a great week Delores & come see me. I'm having a give-away!

Shirley said...

This post really melted my heart. All the animal lovers understand this. Especially about dogs. What a wonderful writing by Gene Hill. I will forward this post to my daughter and my sister and they will understand too. Take care of Dexter : ))

Michele Zezulak said...

This is just a beautiful!!!!!!

Lara Harris said...

What a lovely post and adorable pup!

pattyswells said...

Your Ode to Dexter Dog touched my heart, making me so sad that he is gone. But at the same time, his story made me really happy that you and your family were lucky enough to have such a handsome, wonderful pup.

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