Wonderful World Wednesday
White Dog and The White Dog Army agree that Spring is their favorite season. They love the return of song birds (some who build nests in our trees). They sniff endlessly at emerging plants pushing up through the earth. The unfurling tree buds begin to create the dappled light that they so love to rest under in the afternoons of returning warm sunshine to our yard. It is a season that highlights with color and scent the bright promise of the future.
The WDA enjoys that so many two- and four-leggeds share their Springtime delight. The Park is filling with people, smiling, and breathing in the freshness. More pups and their families venture out for walks and playtime and social wags. We see kitties sitting in screened windows and open doorways, watching the world and taking pleasure in the view.
Best is the reaction children have to this season. Filled with wonder and eyes wide at the magic of the earth’s reawakening, children capture all of the hope and joy that makes the world at this time of year so wonderful.The thought that there are children unable to swing in the bright sun or run across greening grass fills us with a sense of innocence denied. We hope that one day in the future all children will be spared sickness, unsafe homelands, and all of the reasons that exclude childhood’s joys. Until then we are grateful for hero dogs, like Mr. Gibbs, who gives his young owner an opportunity to experience just how wonderful the world, especially in the spring, can be:
Dog keeps young girl alive by carrying her oxygen
Alida Knobloch, a 3-year-old girl who must use an oxygen tank at all times to continue breathing, has found a lifesaver and best friend in her service dog, who carries her oxygen tank, enabling her to roam and play.