How is this happening?

Here is a photo I took of our four and a half month old puppy, Summer, on Friday afternoon.

Here is a photo I posted two months ago:

Here is the first photo I took of her after we decided she was our pick of the litter:

I thought my heart melted when we met her, but somehow more of it melts with each passing day.

Something about dogs — and other creatures we welcome into our homes — makes us better. 

Maybe it’s the reminder that life is too short to do anything with the time we have except love one another.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, Dejah and Summer, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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