Every day needs a Dog in it...
You arrive home and there she is, the gentlest creature who has made you the most important person in her life. Her tail begins to wag swiftly, so swiftly that her little bum is wiggling now too. You lean forward to stroke her, but instead you are met with delicate licks and more wagging, circling and jumping and just so much joy to see you – you know that she loves you fiercely. Once the excitement has settled, you are sniffed from top to toe so that she too has a glimpse of where you have been. She follows you room to room, smiling at you, wagging her tail every time you make eye contact. She has missed you all day, and will be your shadow for the rest of the day.
You pick up the car keys and signal that it’s “walk time” – she is ecstatic. She makes high pitched squeals of contentment and cannot contain her excitement. She jumps into the car without needing invitation and perches herself on the front seat next to you, sitting tall, she is ready to go.
At the park she runs freely, makes new friends and chases squirrels up the trees. She is in her element, her nostrils have not stopped twitching since she arrived, she is chasing new scents, she examines every fallen leaf with equal enthusiasm and takes in all the beauty that the world has to offer. Each mole heel is checked for moles, each pine cone is carried to a new destination, each stick is inspected and every water source is sampled. You allow yourself to live vicariously through this little creature, and just for that moment you realize how beautiful the world can be.
Once you finally get back home again, you look at your car window and notice the slug trails on your passenger window – “dog nose trail” – and you realize that you will leave it there as a reminder of the great day you just had.
After supper and once her little tummy is full, it’s all loves and snuggles until you both fall asleep to the sound of each other’s breathing, rhythmical and sweet, with the little fur child by your feet – and the world seems perfect.
If you love animals - then you must join our SPCA Ballroom Outreach! If you would like to make a difference, to speak out for, protect and care for animals, then this is the perfect opportunity. By just sharing a little of your free time with the SPCA in Grassy Park, you could get involved in a host of various activities. They have dog kennels (if you enjoy licks), a cattery, a horse care unit, a farm animal unit and even a wild life unit! And if you are afraid of being hands-on but are still keen to help, they host various events throughout the year that you could get involved in.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER INVOLVES 4 EASY STEPS
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https://www.facebook.com/CapeofGoodHopeSPCA- Liza Rossi