My Dogs

Essay by jehenryCollege, UndergraduateA+, March 2009

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My DogsFor decades, dogs have been recognized as man’s best friend. They are amazing pets that bring joy and love to any family. Even if you are a strict cat lover, it is hard not to be moved by the incredible loyalty unique to dogs. They are grateful for every moment they spend with their owners. They are amazing companions with an endless amount of love to give. Dogs do not judge you; they offer their love unconditionally. Whether you’re poor or rich, their tail still wags when you walk through the door.

Throughout my life, my family has always owned a dog. When I was born, my parents owned a cocker spaniel named Jeopardy. She was my very first pet and also the very first dog I had ever seen. Jeopardy slept by my crib for the first month after I was brought home from the hospital. It was amazing how she really felt as if she was a member of our family.

When I was six years old, Jeopardy passed away, which was very difficult for my family.

A few months later, my mom surprised us with Molly, a Lab-Rottweiler mix puppy. Molly demonstrated that puppies require a lot of time and effort. Within the first month, she had torn up the entire side of one of our couches, eaten a countless number of shoes, and destroyed many of my Barbies. Finally, my parents sent her to a dog-training boot camp. After she completed her training, she behaved like a completely different dog. Molly would sit on command, do many fancy dog tricks, and never chewed another thing up. She really taught me the meaning of unconditional love. Molly would literally knock me down when I would walk through the door. She loved everyone and never failed to...