I never did get the chance to pet or hold one of the "lucky ones". Until today...........
Today, here I sit with one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met. Luke. Luke is an ex racing greyhound. He was sold to an animal laboratory. Somehow, Luke made it to safe passage and found his way here. Here to a most perfect home.
As I care for Luke while his people are away, I can't believe it! I am the 'lucky one" . Luke enjoys every single moment, no he relishes every moment. He is self indulgent in a humble unselfish way.
We take leisurely walks every morning. He pauses and takes time sniffing his way around his neighborhood. He stops and looks at me for a bit of a snack. He keeps me guessing, never letting me know what direction he wants to go until the very last moment which sometimes finds us right in the middle of the road as he looks each way.
Back at home, he stretches his long body, and rolls into the perfect position. He gently places his head in my lap as I rub his ears and hold his face in my hands. He is pure love and forgiveness.