Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dogs The A to Z Blogging Challenge

Dogs appear on the three cards in the Rider Waite Tarot Deck.  The card that resonates with me is the Ten of Pentacles.  This card shows family security and happiness.  Family wealth, inheritance, retirement, the protection of family are all represented by this card.  The dogs appear with the family just like all the dogs from my past to my present.

Since childhood, dogs have been in my life.  There were a few years where I only had cats, but the dog lover in me had me rescuing a dog from the animal shelter when my Son was 10.  I had scarcely got this dog settled in when my Daughter brought home another.

My Daughter walked in the door one night and said look at what I have.  Pulling her jacket back, I see a massive head.  I did not see a body.  I immediately knew this had to be a pit bull.  I said get it out of here.  I don't want that in my house.  Ten years later, my Daughter is gone and married with three children and I still have the pit bull.

Diesel loves children.  I was always careful when a new friend came in to the house, but I do that with any dog.  When my Grandchildren were born, I introduced them slowly and Diesel became the protector.  I have slept soundly knowing he is in the house.

Now at the closing of his life, Diesel has lost the use of his back legs from a surgery.  Still fiercely protective of my Grandchildren, I have to carry his butt in a sling to get him where he needs to be, but his appetite has not changed.  Diesel still loves to swim in the pool, but has to wear a life jacket and still has to come in to the bathroom while I take a shower in the morning.

I don't care what they say about pit bulls, mine is an angel.


  1. Visiting from A/Z. I'm glad Diesel found a home with you; sorry about his health problems though. Always hard to watch a dog age. Good luck with the rest of the challenge!