Monday, July 12, 2010

Life with Gracie

This morning, as we were enthusiastically walking along 14th Street (let me clarify, I was walking, she was borderline running), we saw a woman sitting on the sidewalk, smoking a cigarette, checking her phone, a sullen look on her face. Gracie bounded over and I tried to pull her away—this was one person who didn't look she was a fan of puppy enthusiasm. But, Gracie persisted and flopped happily into her lap, making herself completely at home.

The woman's face lit up and she laughed. As she scratched Gracie's back, much to the pup's delight, she said her day had now been made. As we walked off, she was still smiling.

It's amazing to watch a little creature bring such joy and happiness into people's lives, if only for a moment or two.

Love that.

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