I signed up with a local animal shelter to take their dogs out for walks. Today was the first day out and they gave me, Chloe, a 2 yr old pup acquired from another shelter who's never had a family of her own. She's a wonderful dog: calm, even tempered, and very friendly and affectionate.
My dog died suddenly a few months ago. I might need this as much as the shelter dogs do.
I need dogs in my life.
She looks so wonderful, and happy to be out and about. Words that a great many of us scoff at here, magic, heaven, all of that, and wonder wrapped up in a furry little package. And don't forget love. You're going to want to adopt them all, but Chloe there looks like a wonderful candidate for you.