Yesterday was my dogs birthday.
My husband came home early.
We usually try & avoid each other.
But it’s agreed we love this dog.
We have had 2 others a Yorkie~ when I was working in a comedy club. He was a yippie, non trainable pain. He lived a happy 12 years.
Then my puff ball “jagger” . I was working with Antonio Sabato Jr. at the time he was at General Hospital.
Both Jagger’s were sweethearts.
Jagger lived 17 years,he died one day in my arms 2 months after my mom died.
I seriously considered suicide I already had cancer. But I had a daughter.
So I just cried for a year. Then one day I woke up & said I need a dog.
That place was a mange cage. She handed me several ~2 looked exactly alike. 1 was down my blouse in a second. I knew he was the one.
I drove away with him in the kennel and that dog screeched like a ~ I don’t know what but it wasn’t good.
I turned around in less than 5 minutes went back & said give me his brother.
She was outside holding him at the time. ( They were only 2 weeks old) She said no at first but I wasn’t leaving with the crazy dog.
She said “Nobody ever did this before!” I told her I hear that all the time.
I took him in my arms and he went down my blouse.
Clearly she tried a switch on me.
He went in the cage that one time and just looked at me ~while I tried to navigate unknown areas.
I went straight to the vet. Had him check the dog out and he said he was perfect.
My husband didn’t want to love another dog & immediately I broke all dog rules and he slept with me.
This was the smartest dog in the world he was trained instantly.
But he never got tired .
It was a week before we named him.
I knew why he kept me busy ~ I couldn’t think about anything else.
That’s what I needed. One day he looked up at me and I caught something in the look and said
” Are you my mother?” “Did my mom send me to you? ”
And then it was pure love and a lot of Dog Whisperer DvD’s and books.
He knows what he’s talking about.
I am grateful for Mr.Milan every day.
I love this dog. He taught me to see life again.
The day, weather, how I feel doesn’t matter ~ it’s a life I chose to care for and on my worst days. He teaches me to take one step at a time. Rain or shine.
Happy Birthday Simba🐾
( the circle of life.)