a note about our dog

As we are about to embark on this life changing event of having a child, we realize that it's about to change someone else's life too. Our dog Truman. He's been the baby of the house and that's about to change. But we think he'll take it in stride.

For those of you who don't have a dog, it might be hard to understand, but Truman really does bring joy into our lives everyday. He can make us laugh on the hardest of days and comfort us when tears won't even help. What better thing for a new baby to have than a loyal, loving dog right by his side.

I loved this excerpt from Marley & Me by John Grogan and had to share it...






And the things that did not matter, too. A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbols mean nothing to him. A water-logged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not.