Monday, July 6, 2009
We celebrated our nations freedom calmly and quietly, this year. Nanuq is very afraid of thunderstorms and loud noises. Mom decided it would be best to keep us home.
Dad took my human brothers, wife, girlfriend, and little people for pizza and fireworks. They enjoyed the festivities of the day and returned home to snuggle with us before bed.
We enjoy the freedom of doing what we choose daily, yet many only think of it on holidays (Independence Day, Memorial Day, etc.). Today, I would like to thank all those who serve our country and who have sacrificed to keep my furry body safe.
Those serving our country are near and dear to my family's heart. My human brother is currently a Marine. My Dad lost his father when he was a tiny boy in WWII. Many of our friends have love ones serving in different sectors of the Armed Forces, as well.
You may think, "what does this have to do with dog therapy and this blog?"
Well, I furry ole Sitka will tell you. I am able to go into hospitals, nursing homes, and freely walk the streets of many towns and communities, because there are many protecting me. I live in a country where my parents can praise GOD and give him credit for all HE has done in and through our therapy dog ministry.
When children ask my mom, "why is he so big?" Her answer is very simple, "God made him this way." Simple answers to questions of adults and children, yet if we lived in another country we could not share them openly.
Today, I would like to celebrate the freedom we all enjoy daily. May GOD bless each person serving to protect us and the families they represent!
Woofs and Wags,