After the spa, mom took me for my daily walk in my cart, just cruisin' down toward dog beach, rollin' along when three, count them, tha-ree cars, in-a-row honked and yelled Cutest dog, EVERRRRR!…AWESOME DOG!!!…WHAT A LUCKY DOG! I just kept wagging 'cause I know all about what LOVE is for sure. I guess because I'm in my cart and have special needs people automatically start out with a look of "poor baby" but I just wish everyone knew how incredibly happy I am and that giving and receiving love between me and my family is truly effortless…it's not something we try to do, it's just something that is our way of life.
You know how they say that the eyes are like windows to the soul, well I am told by a lot of people that I have these incredible. amazing eyes that speak volumes…especially to mom. I swear, it's like she can tell everything I need just by looking in my eyes…She even knows when I have to pee!! and that's not even on the same end of things! Good girl, mom. I can look up, tip my head in a certain direction and she knows I want some water or maybe my treat is just out of reach and though I am looking at it with my amazing eyes, willing it to "come to Rhubarb" I save myself some grief and just look at it... then look up at mom, well you know the rest, she of course gets it for me.
I often talk about how we dogs live in now moments and lo and behold mom very recently heard a very special person say, " You can never be more than you are, right here, right now." If that's not the truth, I don't know what is! I have tucked that away in my back paw to pull out and reflect upon. I start each day with love and end it the same way. There is no greater comfort then love at any time. Love is what kept me going through all the trials of my early days, and love is what lead me to my mom and her to me. When she first saw my "Meet Rhubarb" face love took over 100 percent and there was no turning back. Do you know she still can't talk about me to someone, even on the phone without some mist filling her eyes and her voice gets kinda crackly. It's a love that cannot and need not be explained - it just is.
By re-visiting a video put together by my heroes at Best Friends, mom just got a reminder of when we first met and how much our love has grown since then. If you care to watch you will see why love is the only thing that ultimately matters here's the link you can copy and paste into your browser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1ztelI2WCw
My life is amazing to me every, single day and I don't want anyone to ever feel sorry for me, just know that right here, right now, I am loved in every sense of he word.
And now it's time for my loving bowl to overflow with my loving dinner - Rhuuuu-Hoo! Happy Valentine's Day!