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Updated on October 11, 2013

Sensing a caring person for life.

It's like a light bulb litting up when I had a dialogue with a newly-met mommie at the dog park a few days ago. We were talking about how we acquired our own dog. She said that the five-month young Irish Setter sat on her lap at the adoption center, so that was the reason why she took her home. I said with mine, she hang around with me everywhere I went.

Then, realization hit. It seems that dogs can sense who CAN BEST take care of them, while we, human beings, have a difficult time with this. We, as people are always in constant search for love and companionship. It has been a never-ending roller-coaster of emotions. We try, we fail, we succeed...for awhile, then try, then try, then try. To fall in love with another person with the intent of romance can be painful or can be glorious. It is a risk one has to take. To fall in love with another for friendship can be gratefully fulfilling, damaging, or frustrating. It is a risk also.

Now, each dog has its own personality, as you may well know. A dog may not like other dogs, or other people, too. But dogs have a closure to their approach in life. My lab retriever, Dallas, the more years I spend with her, the more I learn coping with my chosen single-blessedness.

There is more love and connection between us than any guys I dated, plus she doesn't snore. And if she does, her snores are adorable. I seem to have zero sense on which man would care for me (not the materialistic sense but the loyalty trait).

Most women that I know of, especially the single ones, are in the same boat, cannot sniff a potential caring mate. The married people I know of are on the rocks, or accepted the complacency of marriage life. I wish that I have had that dog's ability of sensing the caring one.

But now, my relationship is focused on my lab princess. The perfect sense of love/not pleased relationship is every present. I get annoyed of her usual dog habit of getting muddy. I get irritated with her stubborness. I cracked with quick-laughter at her silliness.

However, I realize each morning when she wakes me up, a new day of enjoying life relating and caring for her is a gift. Single life is not at all unfullfilling having a lab retriever spending a typical day different from yesterday.

Just like with married people's humdrum existence, me and my dog have that, too.

Summer walk at the Coastal Trail
Summer walk at the Coastal Trail


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    • daisynicolas profile image

      daisynicolas 6 years ago from Alaska

      Agree more than 100 percent. We can learn so much from them. I actually can read people better because of her. The way how dogs understand subtle gestures from humans and animals alike are amazingly eye-opening. Thanks for the visit.

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      Debbie Roberts 6 years ago from Greece

      I wouldn't be without our dogs, their loyalty is unconditional. They only have their instincts to rely on, but that is all they need, if we followed and trusted our instincts more, maybe we could save ourselves some heartache.

      An interesting hub...Thank you....

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Hi and a warm welcome to Hub Pages.

      What a great hub this is. And I'm with you 100%. I'm 49 now and have never been good at hooking up with the right guy. Now I'm more than happy to share my life with my dog, Roy, a Border Collie - who has more love and intelligence than many people I know.

      Really enjoyed this hub. Many thanks.