#114 – K9 Security Against Emotional Distress


Share a photo that depicts your interpretation of “security.”

Source: Security

“You have two dogs, good for us” said my neighbour when I first came home with my second baby “Arrow” – a five year old Labrador Retriever Mix. I said “They are more than just a security guard for my house”.

Many people told me that I have to forget my social life and my hobbies etc once I get dogs in my home. Actually, they were true. I had to sacrifice a lot of things which were dear to me. But they were all worth it.

People still feel it was one of the most regretting decisions of my life to adopt two sick dogs. But I don’t give a damn. My dogs are my security system from the cruel cunning outside world. They provide me emotional companionship which nobody else in this world can give. They wrap me with unlimited cuddles and countless number of unconditional moments. They surround me with paws that heal my emotional ups and downs.

So, yes they are my security guards but not guards for my materialistic prospects. They guard me against negativity and uplift me to an entirely different world. My daily walks with them are filled with deep connecting moments with Mother Nature. There is a hell lot of difference from how we humans see life and how dogs see their day to day lives. They live for the present moment and don’t care about anything other than that.

The photo here was taken when I was preparing my morning breakfast. Look how obediently they are eyeing the food and their mom 🙂

So the next time when you think of getting dogs into your life, please don’t think they are just security guards for your homes. They are much more than that. They are no less than a family member. Paws heal more scars than any other therapist can.

Love,

ARK