I got to thinking last night after the bad cramping .The reaction of each when I am sick sad or hurt is much different from the other that is probably common they are all different as we humans are.
Lets begin with Lady my border collie that I grew up with. When I was in danger she would put herself between me and it, she even jumped on a car because I had wandered in the road after a ball. When I was crying she would sit in front of me to hug my tears often soaked her fur and when I was sick she slept at my feet. when she was scared and shaking I would hold her she was my best friend and a wonderful dog.
Next we have Tipper she was just as important in my life she kept me going after my mom passed. Tipper had kidney issues that kept her needing my extra care and she was a pup in training and again another great friend. Tipper I would call the nurse if I was sick she would lay her head and chest on me if I had a wound she always wanted to lick it better and even licked and lay her chin on my ear when it was infected. Tipper lived to be 15 I never seen a dog live that long I was grateful she was my special girl I had to return the extra wonderful care and love not that I didn't daily but even more her last year and a half with constant care until she passed away in my arms not in the vets office she so feared and hated. she was a very wonderful friend and dog
Now my old soul my buddy Sandy our cocker spaniel.. sandy is the most emotional without showing it all the time he cares a lot he worries about us all when I am sick he gets sick with diarrhea often the next day, he will snuggle up with me pushing hard against me to feel every movement he is such a good boy very quite yet very connected when all is well he will often rub me as a cat would to let me know he is there and wants his back rubbed he is a gentle loving soul. he is still with us he is 10.
Last is Barnaby our Basset hound he is our most recent addition and full of spunk he is now 4 almost 5 his reaction is to snuggle when I am sick and to bark like crazy if I am hurt. when he is not feeling well we all know because he wraps himself around our feet or drags his blanket over to our feet and sleeps and will not leave until he feels better. he is a bit crazy at times full of energy talkative and a lot of wonderful company for me. and fun friend.
So there it is how different yet how the same with wonderful love and friendship each was and is in my life I thank them for being part of my family and life. I miss Tipper and Lady so much I think of them so often in happiness they gave me great memories I know I will see them again some day because all dogs I think really do go to heaven.