This morning, I was reading the daily posts from Dog Bless You (A great organization which helps to donate service dogs to wounded war veterans, among many other amazing things) and the heading read ‘Who Rescued You’.
Normally, the answer is a pretty quick and precise one, the Lord, but today it got me thinking about my [rescue] dogs, which I am 100% certain rescued me while I just supplied them a home and forum in which to do so. Whether I realize it or not, just the thought of their little snouts waiting by the door for me to return home after a long day can have the beautiful effect of bringing both tears to my eyes AND a smile on my face.
That effect led me to thinking about something even more – a quote that was shared to me from Mrs. Christina (the owner of our trusty shop) – ‘Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are’. It’s as simple as that really.
Your dog greets you at the door with a smile and tail wagging – he/she knows that you probably just had a rough day, or maybe it was exciting, or maybe it was bland, but none the less that tongue is just waiting to lick your face and show that no matter what, they know you did good, just in returning home.
Without it sounding too cheesy, it reminded me a little of our store and it all came full circle. The purpose of us being here is really, truly just to love on our customers. There is true excitement each time we see a familiar face, or meet a new passerby that we can turn into a memory. It absolutely matters to us and we are endlessly grateful knowing that each day, you walk in and rescue us just a little bit.