Abby Normal's favorite thing is bacon, though she only gets a tiny little bite on the morning or two on the weekends we make big pancake breakfast or biscuits and gravy. In watching her look at it, it made me think.
Bacon for a Dog is Like Anything We Long For.
It could be a companion or spouse for the single, divorced or widowed; a job or a better job; a safe, warm home in which we are forever cherished and loved. It could be good health and/or the end of daily pain. So much in the heart we may long for, and are too often disappointed by, along the way. But if we are blessed, and have faith, we can usually find our path.
So from Abby, who after months in a shelter, heartworm positive, sick, lonely and scared, got her forever home, thanks to some Lab Rescue folks, some words of advice for those of you who still want.
Anticipation (I know if I'm quiet and good, I'll get some bacon)
Reality (The bacon is ignoring me and is going somewhere other than my bowl.)
Loneliness (Everyone in the world has bacon but me!)
Hope. (Someday, there will be the perfect piece of bacon, and I will find it, if I just sit patiently by the counter).
OK, just a little piece, Abby.