Thanksgiving is about gratitude, and we fur people have a natural ability to appreciate the good things around us. As Robert Frost says, “We love the things we love for what they are.” Perhaps that’s why gratitude comes naturally to us…We dogs look for good things and enjoy them…rolling in the grass, running off leash, stretching, treats, time with our people, smells, toys. Every morning life is full of possibility. And as dogs, we don’t spend time worrying about how to change what we love…we simply love and appreciate the good things that come our way.
I think of my tail as a gratitude meter. The more appreciation I have, the more it wags. Wow and woof, I bet if some turkey came my way tomorrow my wag would be off the charts. But even if it doesn’t, I’m grateful to love and be loved. Happy Thanksgiving, Pooches and People!