H is for HEART

H is for HEART


My motto for this year’s A to Z is “Animals in my life – stuffed or alive”.

“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.”

The author of this quote is unknown, as far as I know. Replace “dog” with “budgies, cats, dogs, hamsters, horses” and you know how I feel about all the animals I was entitled to meet in my life.

I am aware of the fact that humans need to interact with other humans, but my pets never mobbed or belittled me because I was different from them (what, in fact, always was the case :-D). They followed me through good and bad times without hesistating. I made many errors, but they forgave me.

This is something our pets can teach us: Acceptance and affection know no limits. We humans are so busy building walls, that the possibility of all-embracing love often is forgotten.

Yes, every one of them took a piece of my heart with me – I gladly gave it. And if my heart looks a little bit strange because it is part human and part animal – I don’t care, I treasure their legacy and I hope, I will always be worthy of the love they gave to me so willingly.




2 thoughts on “H is for HEART

  1. I could not have said this any better, what a perfect sentiment, Viola! Animals are so accepting of us from babies to elders, and so forgiving of our flaws and our mistakes, and even our bad, grumpy days. I wish people could be more like that too. When we adopt an animal into our home and life we know that we will outlive them and will have to say goodbye at some point, it tears out pieces of our heart every time, but I believe that we will see them all again in Heaven. Surely their little souls will shine with love for us, just as they have on earth! ❤

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