This post has nothing at all to do with metal detecting but it does have a lot to do with treasure hunting, as in finding someone who will enrich your life beyond belief. I suspect you all know how much I love my dogs, and for that matter, all animals. Our two pugs, and those that came before, have given us an outlook on life that we never could have imagined. We now cannot imagine living without them..
Fay and I have had various pets over the years….you name them. Hamsters, Guinea pigs for the kids, and dogs and cats. We loved them all, and they made our lives that much richer. We now have Barnum and Mollie. Barnum is 11 years old, fawn in color, and my best friend. Mollie, is black, three years old, and Fay’s best friend.
We adopted Mollie from the Dallas/Fort Worth Pug Rescue Program, and they had rescued her from a “puppy mill” in Oklahoma. She was only two years old, underweight, afraid of males and had already delivered two litters. It took me a year a half to gain her trust and respect. She would run if I approached, and she would never let me pick her up. All that has changed now, and we are the best of friends.
If you have never had a dog or cat in your life, now is the perfect time to consider it. While no kill shelters are becoming more numerous, most town and city shelters will euthanize when their census builds to capacity. These are living, breathing, creatures, who deserve to live a decent life just like you and I, and through no fault of their own, have wound up there because someone just didn’t care.
I was going to say I am sorry that I have hijacked a metal detecting site to post this, but I will not. Bring someone new into your life and give them a home, a bed to sleep in, a meal or two a day. Take them for a walk every once in a while, and you will have found the best and most loyal friend you could have ever imagined. And without a doubt he or she will be one of the greatest treasures you ever found!