This is Sparky aka Shushu. I ask myself if it is possible to love a furry creature like I love him. He is 12 years old. I see his aging, his ailing hip now taken by arthritis, and a heart that is aging with him and requires monitoring by a cardiologist.
He jumps and he runs and makes a grumpy noise when demanding attention. Since he came into my life, no doors have ever been closed again... both figuratively and literally.
This is my most altruistic act of love. I would like to say, he asks nothing from me. But he asks for attention and chicken treats. Actually, he demands it.
Never, in a million years, I will be able to describe the love I feel for this little creature "who" makes me a better person everyday.
" My little dog -- a heartbeat at my feet." ~ Edith Wharton. "