Why Heaven Made Dogs

“If Heaven made him — earth can find some use for him.” ~ Chinese Proverb


As our garden matures, it has found purpose beyond beauty. Our compost now makes soil. Our passion vine feeds caterpillars –


that turn into beautiful Gulf Fritillary butterflies.


Nature has a way of creating purposeful pairs…Monarchs and their symbiotic relationship with Butterfly Weed;


Birds and their perches;


Lizards and turtles?


Apparently in our garden – if no where else. Spring needs Fall;


Bees need flowers;


And dogs need homes. Among others, Daphne and Delilah found theirs together this weekend…


And Indy, too.


And why did heaven make dogs?


“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.” ~ E. Jong

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

6 thoughts on “Why Heaven Made Dogs”

  1. This is a beautiful post. All of it so true. The last one is, indeed, “so, so true”, and definitely hits home. Thank you.

  2. “Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love….” So true! Indeed I have never heard anything more true! As always, love your photos AND that three more Goldens found their forever homes/families!!

  3. What a beautiful and loving post to start the week. I’ve scrolled through it several times already.
    Thank you for your wonderful words and photos.

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