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I feel very sad today.... worn out, unappreciated, just going through the blues. My children are asleep and I'm sharing a quiet moment of peace with Ilya, my siberian husky. I guess he notices I'm sad and he lays down next to me with his head snuggled on my legs. Then, he gets up and prances around and does a cute little play bow. I didn't want to share my sadness with him so I took out a stuffed animal I had hidden from him because they don't seem to last very long. His whole face lit up like Christmas morning and he immediately sits with attention, a smile and wide eyes. After I toss it to him, he prances in circles and lays down next to me again. When he reaches the stuffing, he makes two piles.... one for him and one for me.

Ok.... so, how do you know your dog loves you? :)
 

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So sweet thank you for sharing your story. Isnt amazing how they seem to know just what we need and when we need it. I know a few weeks back when I had a really bad day and I started to cry my Roxy came and jumped on my bed and started to lick me tears. They are so great.
 

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Sounds to me like you have a very lot to accomplish in a wake up period. You deserve some fun time too. like go on a trip visit family, be taken out to dinner, go to the mall buy what evey you want!!:) Hope those that you serve appreciate all you do!!!! I know your dog does!!!:)
 

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I had one day that i was just having a downer day. I was in my room and the sun was just starting to set. Marley was looking so longingly out my window. Deciding not to take my mood out on my dog I took him outside to catch the last of the daylight. Usually when I would instigate a play session he just turned it around and started playing with me. Its like he just decided that all i needed was to get out of the house and play in the sun with him and I would feel all better. And I did. Come to think about it I even think I posted about it. Anyways, Im glad Ilya was there to make you feel better. As much as our dogs depend on us to take care of them, they usually take just as much care of us!
 

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Such a big difference what a loving dog makes.I don't think I ever had a dog NOT love me.I guess it's the way you treat them. My pup sits by my side when she's inside.When I'm feeling down she'll put her head on my lap and look up at me as if to say,"Hey it's alright,I love you!".And the way she greets when I leave for a while.She just explodes and jumps gently on me,lick me,then sit by me.
 

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I don't think there's a greater love than what can be shared with a dog. The best part of my day is in the morning when Shiloh is snuggled up behind my legs, Rylie is laying behind me with her head on my side and Izzie is laying if front of me all snuggled up. Considering they each weigh about 70-75 pounds each, it's cozy. Then I say those two little words that wind them up with so much energy and excitement that can't stand it and all attack me with kisses "Good Morning!" Nothing compares.
 

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That's so sweet... <3
every time I come home, all three of the dogs are jumping up and down, circling my car. When I open the door, they rush in and won't let me out until I give them all a nice pat and a kiss. I luvs them! they make me feel wanted. :D
 

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I'm glad Ilya was there for you.

Toby is like that for me. If I'm down or not feeling well he's right by my side. A few months ago I was having some heart rhythm problems (probably came for a virus I'd had. It's gone now.) Every time I started to have a problem he was right there by my side. Even if he'd been asleep in another room, suddenly he was there watching me. It really made me feel much better.
 

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Aww, that's so sweet! They DO sense when we're feeling down... even when we try to put on a happy face!

There are sooo many examples I can think of off-hand, but here are two. You know that commercial for Cesar dog food that's all pink with the cute little pup resting his chin on his owner and the tagline is "I promise to always be there when you wake"?

Well, yesterday morning, I woke up to one of my puppies giving me a sweet little kiss on the cheek. I opened my eyes and Dabney was resting his chin on my arm, just watching me with his smiling little teddy-bear face. As soon as I looked into his eyes, that fluffy tail started thumping and Jackson bounded over too with kisses and tail wags.

It was just overwhelmingly wonderful to be woken up in such a sweet way! It left me with such a sweet feeling all day long. :)

Our older pup, Dixon, ALWAYS knows when I'm having a bad day and will come over with hugs and kisses and tail wags to cheer me up. One year around Easter time, I found a child's stuffed bunny that said "Some-bunny loves you!" when you squeezed it. Of course, I had to buy it for Dixon.

Now, Dixon learned really early what "I love you" means (you may not believe that, but trust me, she knows). The weirdest thing was, though, that she seemed to put together that "Some-bunny loves you" was another way of saying "I love you." One day I was having a horrible day... I was just so sad about something. Of all her hundreds of toys, Dixon went to find that bunny one, brought it over, dropped it in my lap with a squeeze as if to tell me that "some-bunny" loved me. You may think it was a coincidence that she chose that toy, but I know my dog and she chose that one for a reason! She has used that bunny to let me know I'm loved several times since then when I really needed some cheering up! How cool is it to have your dog be able to use WORDS to say she loves you??!
 
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