Pets are one of the greatest examples of vulnerability. In most cases, they will die before their masters, yet dog owners fall in love with their dogs and have a deep sense of protectiveness for their canines.
Taking care of Jezebel became the way I learned how to take care of myself. Everyday she had to eat three meals. Everyday we sat down together and ate our meals. I learned patience with her, which turned into patience with myself. For all the times it seemed as though she and I were not moving forward in training, in eating, in housebreaking, and in exercising, there came occasional breakthroughs for the two of us that showed the light at the end.