Thursday, December 21, 2017

Pocket Gives Thanks to Her Online Friends and Offers Advice to Humans

Christmas comes at the end of the year so we can celebrate having survived the past 51 weeks.  The human world seems to grow meaner every day.  Peace, love, understanding, acceptance, and patience are all in short supply.  Humans used to wonder if they would make it to the end of the year.  Now they pray they see the end of the week.

I am so happy I was born a dog.  I don’t think I would want to be a human.  I prefer to be the one who has their poop picked up than the one who does the picking.

Humans are getting further stressed out by the day.  They no longer surf the Internet, they combat it, sidestepping verbal landmines, desperately trying to decipher what is real and what is fake only to discover one person’s real is another person’s fake.  We dogs are not concerned about real or fake.  Whether the antler is organic or made in a factory, we are just happy to shut up and chew.

I have found a home on dog sites:  The Tanner Brigade, Facebook Groups, and Blogville are peaceful, happy places.  There is never a bark about politics or religion.  There are no arguments about what divides us, only conversations about what unites us, love for our parents; the joys of a good breakfast; the peace found in pursuing a bouncing tennis ball; and good naps taken with great frequency.

This Christmas I am very thankful for my online dog friends.  They perfectly personify our souls.  Everyone is happy, loving, caring, and supportive.  There are some sad blogs, but most of them are joyful.  Unlike the humans we love we live in the moment.

  We may have been left for hours but once our parents appear all the tension is replaced by bliss.  And we know they will leave us again but for now, we are getting snuggled, or belly rubs, or just blessed attention, and that is what’s important.  

Humans can learn from dogs.  Always be kind, generous and supportive.  Love comes first.  Life is too short for anger.  Maybe it would be different if we lived 80 years instead of 15.  We don’t have time for anger.  We have to fill as much happiness into our short lives as we can.

My gift to humans this Christmas is advice:  Go on dog sites and interact with the pups and their humans.  Experience the joy that comes with peace, love, and understanding.  There is always room for more happiness in your life.

Leave the tweeting and Facebook rants to the petless.  I think that is the real reason they are so hard-hearted, to begin with.

And remember, always let a furry little love into your heart.

We will surely improve your lives.


  1. Amen... peace on earth and good will towards men and animals .... Merry Christmas to all

    Tracy Udrija and furbabies

  2. For such a little pup, you are very intelligent, Pocket, and you have a very BIG heart. We love you.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. Oh Pocket - not only are you intelligent but also so wise for a wee little woofie. We Beaglebratz Ladiez wish our mom cood be less stressed an'enjoy the timez a bit more;
    At least she duz haf sum good timez - egspeshally when she iz here with us. An'we alwayz r happy fer her at theze timez.
    Lady Shasta'n Miss Maizie

  4. You are a wise one Pocket. I always tell my Ma to turn off the teevee, cause all the yellin' at it is givin' me a headache! She does, cause she is sick of all the crap too. So, I tells her to scratch me and gives me treaties and she will calm down and smile...even if her hands now smell like dog.
    Peeps can learn a lot from us pups, if only they would listen
    Ruby ♥

  5. Pocket, you are so full of knowledge for such a little one. I wish people in the entire world would read your little story this morning and try to live by every word you say. We are so thankful for you too, because you are our friend forever.

  6. You are so right sweet friend, I am glad I am not a himan, nobody needs that kind of stress!

  7. You're 100% right about that! Have a Merry Christmas!

  8. Dogs have so much to give to humans if they were not so arrogant and would only listen.

  9. Mommy turned off the news in the car the other day because she thought it was scaring me. She says she is sticking to the pet blogs for the reasons you said, Pocket. I'll stick there with her. Merry Christmas, woof! ~Xena

  10. Yeah, the job as poop picker upper does have its drawbacks!

  11. You are so very wise Pocket
    Hazel & Mabel

  12. Wise words Pocket. The best thing about social media is sharing the joy with other dog loving peeps and their furry family. Wishing you a happy Christmas and a peaceful, healthy and fun filled New Year - nose licks and love from Moth xx