Thursday, January 26, 2006

$14 bought me a whole lotta love

I'm going to disagree with the old addage that money can't buy you love. Now it may by true that you can't purchase a smile for a buck or get a shoulder to cry on for a twenty, but for $14, you can get a very hairy wiggling bundle of love that wants nothing more then to be by your side. That's what we paid for our dog at the Santa Monica animal shelter.

Of course the $14 itself was no guarentee that she would greet our return home from a long day at work or just a short trip to the dumpster with the eagerness and gratitude of a loved one returning from war, or that she would preen every square inch of exposed skin with a motherly attentiveness. The $14 didn't do anything but give us and her a chance to fall in love.

PS: The above is inpsired by a charming book I just finished. "Marley & Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog" by John Grogan. Highly recommend it to anyone who has ever loved a pet.

Marley & Me


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