"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." ~ Ben Williams
I've noticed that a lot of us bloggers have pets, ranging from cats and dogs to sheep, goats and horses. Animals are a part of our lives in many ways. I've also heard a lot of criticism about people treating their pets as humans. And, it is sad to think that we spend more on pet food than we give to the poor in this country. Still, most people I know have a healthy attitude toward their pets. They see them as pets, not children. They are a part of our lives, and a part of our families. I don't think God would have given them the ability to bond to us if He hadn't meant for us to love them. Many times, a pet is the only comfort that someone has.
Going through a lot of old photographs, I began to notice how many of the people and families had their pets in the picture with them. Most pictures seemed to show off some of their most prized possessions and obviously, the pets qualified! Hope you enjoy these two I've posted. These are poor mountain people who probably rarely had their pictures made and when the photographer came through, they often invited neighbors to come and be in their pictures.
Have a great day,
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24