My last wonderful fuzzies were from left to right: my adorable Shih Tzu Nunzi who had one leg shorter than the other three but it didn't bother him (his walk was just a little different); Tinker, a Shih Tzu mix who only had one eye (but that didn't bother him either). He loved to carry his teddy bears around with him. And now my little Gumby (a Maltipoo who likes to hang his head out the car window (therefore the aviator goggles). All three were shelter pups (I think they are the best kind). Nunzi and Tinker have crossed over the rainbow bridge now but Gumby is still lighting up my life with his wonderful and spunky personality. He particularly loves little children and all the kids in my neighborhood know him by name.
These feelings and that connection deserve a special celebration and one is coming up. Sunday September 12 is "Hug Your Hounda Day". So enjoy what the dogs (and really any companion animal) give you and indulge in some special "cuddle Time" with your pet.