How My Rescue Dog Saved ME

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When I first brought Jordan home almost 4 years ago, I thought I was giving him a second chance at life. WOW! Was I wrong! He has given ME a WHOLE NEW LEASE on life since day one. It is true he had some special needs due to how he’d been treated in the past, but so did I, and only Jordan knew that about me, without speaking a word, and only he knew how to heal my broken pieces.

While I immediately began massaging, training, helping him in any way I could, he was already doing all the same things for me, only I didn’t know it immediately. I saw improvement almost daily in Jordan’s behavior – it was THE most beautiful thing I’d ever witnessed. How could he forgive a human when it was at a human’s hands that he suffered so much? This miracle astounded me! IT and HE got me through every difficult situation that came up in my life. 

If he could endure the pain of literally having his ears cut off with a scissors, left to die with them infected, tied to a mailbox in mid-January in Chicago, how can I complain about ANYTHING? Through him, I could face anything, because he showed me how TRULY BEAUTIFUL his spirit is – and how strong & forgiving he is. He made me face things I would not have previously been able to.  He is the light in my heart… my only hope is that he has some idea how much Mommy loves him! <3

Every day I sing to him, “you are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy, when skies are gray. You’ll never know just, how much I love you, so please don’t take my sunshine away.”  And I end it with, “OK J, please don’t ever take my sunshine away, OK?”…& he always gives me a big kiss!!! Jordan honestly rescued me…. in turn, I pray I have given him the love he so deserved and obviously did not get. He gave me a new career; I work with dogs now on a daily basis. 🙂

Submitted by Christy Pfeifer – Grayslake, IL

 

12 thoughts on “How My Rescue Dog Saved ME”

  1. How true.

    I often sing to my pup, the very same song !

    He is my Sunshine, and without him, my days would be very grey, indeed …

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