Lessons from a Dog

Lessons from a Dog On a pleasant spring evening, I watered some ferns we replanted. I chopped down weeds shooting up under the white pines. I gathered debris that had fallen in February’s cold winds. As I was coiling up a hundred feet of hose, I became aware of a presence nearby. It was our Labrador, Tyler. He was licking the dirt and looking at me. As I approached his tail wagged. I choked up. It was a tiny, naked baby bird still wet from hatching. I strained to see what nest above it may have fallen out of. I circled the house searching. Tyler had found this tiny baby and carefully loaded it into his mouth and brought it to me. He thought I could do something to save this helpless creatu

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