By Mick Holien
I’m here to tell you if you are one of those folks who occasionally slips towards negativity, if not actual depression, I have discovered what I am sure many of you already know.
And I found it on the Internet by accident since I don’t spend a lot of time scanning through videos and the like.
Before I wrote this I probably should go back and find the site I spent about an hour on laughing my tail off but alas here we go.
I have always been an animal lover, always owned mostly larger-breed dogs and I have to admit since I had to put down my beloved yellow, Skyy, on May 30 there have been plenty of temptations to head to the Shelter or find another means of locating and adopting a rescue dog.
Actually when Skyy made the trip across the Rainbow Bridge I disassembled her kennel used to house her when I was on the road and give her access to the remainder of the residence.
Trying to remove the temptation to obtain a quick replacement – even though there probably can’t be one – I guess.
So far I have settled on the canvas mounted photo of her greeting me every time I come into the living room and so far so good.
But as I said today I discovered even a better scenario.
Scan the Internet – and I am sure there are plenty of such sites out there – and find videos of dogs mimicking and joining the family of other classes of animals.
We are all used to a female dog nursing babies to health but to watch other species not just return the favor and aggressively play with canines, but also to learn the antics by watching other breeds and a variety of different animals.
We knew of course they can dance but if watching animals perform doesn’t bring a smile to your eyes – well I don’t know what will.
I have personal evidence of that in a picture mounted on my refrigerator.
After I had a stroke a couple of years ago my pal Rose brought Skyy to Providence Center rehab a couple of times.
But on one particular day, granted it had been a couple of weeks since I had seen her, aged as she was up on the hospital bed she came to put her snout under my chin and give me a physical.
Not a bit of hesitation and no coaxing, if was just up I come and fortunately somebody got a photo.
As sweet as that was, please go find funniest homer animal videos (not the real spot) and prepare yourself for a mood change.
It’s worth the time – Just saying’