A Walk With My Friend

A Walk With My Friend
Published as a part of the “MattieDog Perspectives” meditate Monday series, this article share’s observations about life based on a dog’s perspective. Often joyful, whimsical, and reflective, the MattieDog Perspectives always contain a nugget or two of wisdom for you to contemplate as you travel along the journey of your life. I hope you enjoy reading from the MattieDog Perspectives series. ~ Rebecca Sanchez, The Pet Lifestyle Guru™, Momma and Forever Servant to MattieDog

 Every day without fail my dog walker, Annie, comes to visit me.  Annie is sweet, and she brings me cookies that she bakes special just for me.  “All the other dogs I walk have to eat Mattie cookies,” Annie says to me. “You,” she says as she gets down on her knees to feed me a little piece of cookie, “are special, so I bake you special cookies!”  Really what Annie means is that my kidneys are special, but I don’t say anything to her, I just eat the little piece of cookie she has lovingly made for me.

A Walk With My Friend: a piece that signifies the importance of having a strong human-animal bond, By Rebecca Sanchez, The Pet Lifestyle Guru at MattieDogSometimes when my momma and dadz go for an evening out together, Annie comes and stays with me.  I like these times because we go for long walks along the shoreline to a little bench where we stop and sit for a while.  I sit in a cool shadow underneath the bench, chewing a bone that Annie brought for me.  I nibble at the little bits of goodness left on the bone and watch Annie as she picks up little pebbles and skips them along the clear blue water of the Sound.

When I finish my bone, Annie comes over to where I’m laying down, picks up the remains, and puts them back in her little carrying pouch.  This is when she joins me on the little knoll by the bench.  We cuddle close together for a long while.  I sit quietly, sniffing the salty scents coming from the water, and Annie strokes my back with one hand and rubs one of the left over pebbles she picked up from the beach, with the thumb of her other hand.

A Walk With My Friend: a piece that signifies the importance of having a strong human-animal bond, By Rebecca Sanchez, The Pet Lifestyle Guru at MattieDog

After a while Annie, smiling peacefully, looks down at me.

I gaze up at her with my big brown eyes, and offer a little wag of my fluffy tail.

We stay like this for a while, snuggled up on the beach.  Just sitting there together, listening to the waves wash against the shore and watch as the sun slowly settles in to the west.

“Come on my friend,” says Annie, “it’s time to go home.”  Annie picks me up, gently brushes the sand off of my paws. When I’m all cleaned she sets me back down and off we go, walking back to my house.

Annie use to be an investor working in the One World Trade Center in New York City.  You can visit a memorial site designed to honor some of her co-workers by clicking here. After the events of 9/11 Annie decided to change the focus of her life.  I’m glad she did.

I love Annie.

 

Rebecca Sanchez, The Pet Lifestyle Guru at MattieDogThanks for reading, and until next time – take care and keep on lovin’ your dog! MattieDog A little dog making a big impact in this world, MattieDog, social media superstar, animal advocate, animal author


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24 Comments

  1. What a great story. A lucky guy you are to have Annie. And Annie is very blessed to have the chance to choose another job.
    (@beyond_5 twitter)

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  2. Great story! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. {{{hugs}}}, very glad that Annie came into your life buddy. And you into hers. Life hasn’t been the same for so many since that day. We’re glad Annie found her new focus.

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  4. Big Westie hugs and waves to you and your friend, Annie. What a beautiful story. SnowyWestie

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  5. Boy, that ending left us breathless. I was wondering where you were going and was gonna tell you how lucky you are to live near a beach. I’m glad Annie has found peace.

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  6. You has one great doggie walker Mattie. Hmmm, wonder if she walks kitties too.

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  7. You rite teh mowst bewtifuls powsts Mattie an I luvs you! Iz happy you haz Annie an her haz you.

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  8. Thats a pawsome story Mattie. I am glad you an Annie did find each other. Woof

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  9. Annie sounds like a wonderful woman. It makes me happy to know that she was brought into your life to care for you. The circumstances that brought her aren’t the best, but the result is heartwarming.

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  10. Sounds like you and Annie have a beautiful friendship and where you live sounds so nice. :)Agree that the circumstances that brought her to where you live were very, very sad and forever changed a lot of lives. I think Annie’s probably very happy where she is now tho and doing what she’s doing. Am glad you get to have these special times with her. 🙂

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  11. What a wonderful story. I can just picture you and Annie together. BearHUGs to both of you!
    Love always,
    Bear

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. You’re both very blessed.

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  13. Beautiful….. Thank you, Mattie.
    *nosekiss*

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  14. You always make Mom smile Mattie-the world is a better palce because there are kind loving hearts like yours in it! I hope you and Annie enjoy many more years of walks & cuddles! ((HUGS))

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  15. What a nice lovestory…

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  16. Mattie u haz sum pawsum humanz in ur life fanks fur sharing dem wif us.

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  17. What a lovely story. Thank you for sharing such sweet moments with us.

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  18. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story of your friend Annie. My dad was securities trader for 20 yrs & retired early a year after the Day. He knew many who were lost that day as well as many who survived but are lost. It is comforting to hear your friend has found peace. I’m sure you’ve been a big help in that *nosetaps*
    Remy

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  19. I love your stories. They warm my heart, and my relationship with you adds value to my life.

    Love,

    @Carmen_Jr @BozziePup
    and @HRMargo

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  20. P.S. I think mattie’s little underbite is so cute (she’s missing a bottom tooth?) Anyway she’s adorable. Muah.

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  21. That is the most sweetest story I have read!! {yup in tears} Mattie you are the most beautiful puppy I know and Annie is lucky to spend time with you! God bless u mattie!! luv u!! xoxoxoxo

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  22. God Bless you and Mattie so glad you found each other
    This is such a beautiful story with a Happy ending

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    • Annie is one of our dearest friends – and to listen to her story, now that she’s able to talk about it is so amazingly moving. God bless her heart and soul.

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