Forty Days of Gratitude: Day Eight

Today I am offering gratefulness to God for our animal friends.  I've always had a dog;  right now we have two dogs and two cats.  They are terrific companions, and we appreciate their steadfast friendship very much.

Even more than that, raising special needs kids, I believe our pets have been therapeutic.  Oh, none of our animals are those lovely trained service animals - they're just regular ole pets.  But their calming presence, and always welcoming attitude have soothed more than one kid around here over the years.  They have truly been a blessing.

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