Life with Out dogs?I don’t think so! Dogs from a collector’s point of view
Life without dogs? I don’t think so! This is one of my favourite sayings. Dogs have been a huge part of my life since I got my first pup at four years old. They have shared my journey through every step, and continue to provide such a positive influence I couldn’t imagine a life without dogs.
There is something about dogs which reminds us of the important qualities we all have. They give so much and ask for so little in return. They teach us about patience, gentleness and forgiveness. They don’t care about personal possessions orfabulous lifestyles. They simply, and yet powerfully, care aboutbeing with us.
Filling your home with puppy love
One thing that always comes to mind when I see dog art or sculpture, or any kind of giftware with a dog on it, is how easy it is to buy for a dog person. It’s true, isn’t it? We dog people love dogs so much, there isn’t a household item which isn’t shaped like a dog or have a dog image on it.
I have paw prints on my doormats, coffee mugs with images of dogs, and even a pair of doggie bookends holding up the children’s books I wrote about, you guessed it, dogs!
Ornaments help us connect with our dogs
Whether your dog is still with you or has gone ahead of you over the rainbow bridge, the ornaments and knickknacks in your home are a reminder of your beloved hound. They do a lot more than collect dust, that’s for sure.
Cleverly crafted dogs acting out what dogs do best remind us of the warmth and companionship our dogs provide to us. They speak to something we hold deep within our hearts, and strengthen that connection with our canine friends which we hold so dear.
There are over 400 different breeds of dogs, and it is not hard to find each one represented in some way, shape or form in someone’s home.
Dogs make us whole
Another favourite saying of mine goes like this, “Dogs are not your whole life, but they make your life whole.”
Dogs add that special something to our day to day existence. They love us regardless of how poor we are, whether we have had a bad hair day, or when no one knows our name or who we are. Our dogs know us, and they make us feel wanted and special.
Filling our home with dog mementos is a great way for those of us who are lucky enough to have had our lives blessed by a dog, to surround ourselves with the awesome love those happy canines bring.
I think deep down inside all dog lovers are collectors of dog memorabilia in some way – we just can’t help it!
About the author – Susan Day
Susan Day is a children’s author and writer. Her blog, Astro’s Adventures Book Club, is full of ideas and tips for grandparents, parents and teachers to support them in helping children become better readers. As well, Susan has created a guide to help grandparents build a more meaningful relationship with their grandchildren through their love and passion for books.
Susan lives in country Australia with four dogs, three boss cats, three rescue guinea pigs, and an errant kangaroo. And, apart from blogging, writing and reading; she loves coffee, painting and learning to box.
Thank you from Collectibulldogs
Thank you very much I think and feel honoured that this is the first author to publish an article on Collectibulldogs and I hope it’s an omen for more people to come and guest blog with us. An extra article from Susan enjoy