Unconditional Love

What is it about dogs that’s so special? For that matter, companion animals of all kinds. But dogs in particular.

Read this.

That’s why Toby’s visits are so special to me. Just to pet him and talk to him calms me down. It doesn’t stop me from crying, but it calms me down.

Thanks, Toby.


And God bless those Golden comfort dogs. Those big ‘ole hunks of love are helping lots of folks who need it most.

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
This entry was posted in grief, love, pets, Scotties, The Scottie Chronicles and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to Unconditional Love

  1. it is true… to talk about your sorrows with a dog is the best treatment…. they know when we need a shoulder and ahelping paw…

  2. Comfort dogs are amazing….there were two who visited the Infusion Center in the hospital where I had my cancer treatments – total unconditional love and they just put their heads in your lap and looked at you………..caring……..sweet………they also were golden retrievers. There’s nothing like unconditional love when you are down and needing comfort – cats and dogs are amazingly intuitive and just KNOW. Glad having Toby visit gives you all that feeling……..it’s a wonderful thing.

    Hugs, Pam (and Sammy)

  3. sue ellen says:

    Yes, Thank you Toby. Wonderful he can visit you. ((hugs)) to you both. And the man peep. ♥

  4. Kismet says:

    That’s why we miss them so when they leave.

  5. theguster says:

    I believe dogs can read our minds and feel our emotions. They feel our pain and our joy. They can sense danger and will try to keep us safe, either by barking or attacking the danger he perceives. Dogs can be the eyes, ears and legs for some of us who are without their own, or who lost those precious gifts because of illness or accidents. It had to be God’s plan that those special dogs are so dedicated to helping those live a normal life. Thank God for dogs.

    As Roger Caras said: “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

    McDuff & Mom

  6. Toby and Banks says:

    Oh, sweet lady, it’s ME, Toby who is the lucky one! I think of you as my sweet Mommy and Daddy at the “Other House”. Is that okay? I just love the attention I get when I am there and let me tell you this…..you calm me down too. It’s so nice to be hanging with peeps who get me. Get my Scottie ways, and still let me hang with them despite the fact that I can be a stubborn, pushy and silly. Whew, what a relieve that I can be myself!

    I didn’t get to know Stuart, bummer. But I do feel all the love you gave him every time I am visiting you. And I know that Stuart was one very lucky PUP!

    Big lickey kisses…….Toby

  7. lauramarec says:

    We’re so glad you have Toby to talk to and comfort you during his visits! Pets provide such comfort and calmness and a feeling of HOME when they are with us! No house is a home without the unconditional love of a darling Pet! So glad you could be comforted by that Sweetheart, Toby! Stu is very grateful Toby could help his Sweet Peepstress in her time of need!
    That is a cute picture of Toby! He is a Precious Scottie Lad!
    Love, warm hugs and thoughts,
    Riley-Puppy, Tessie-Girl and Mum

  8. WestScott says:

    Yes, dogs provide a lot of comfort with their unconditional love. I live in Connecticut and “comfort dogs” were brought in right after the massacre in Newtown. The dogs got high praises for all they did for the families of the victims and the devastated community. As great as it is to have “comfort dogs”, it’s just so unfortunate that they are needed for senseless, horrible situations like these.

  9. corkscot says:

    I got my first Florida Scottie after my husband had died. She provided me with a great deal of comfort and helped me to deal with my grief.

  10. gentlestitches says:

    I love the way my dogs make me know I am THE most important person to them. They are very important to me too. ❤️

  11. Piglove says:

    Way to go Toby! I have to admit m friend that Houdini here meets mom at the door at night and walks her to the door in the morning. He never has a bad day and is always ready for mom ❤ That makes her smile and you know what? I'm all for making mom smile. Have a great Friday my sweet friend – hogs and snout kisses. XOXO – Bacon

Go ahead...Bark Out Loud! ArroOOOO!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.