There is so much sadness in the news. Several friends were running in Boston when the bombs went off, but were fortunately uninjured. John's running partner is trying to qualify so this really hit home. Then there was the explosion in Texas, not to mention everything happening in Syria and elsewhere. It can be a lot to deal with emotionally.
Dogs are one of the best comforts when we are feeling down. They offer so much comfort, and it's hard to feel down with a dog around. They are so naturally funny and loving that we have to feel better interacting with a dog.
It's been a rough couple of weeks for dogs too. Two friends lost dogs to lymphoma, a terrible disease that can end a life so quickly. Another friend lost a dog to a tragic accident. My heart goes out to those who have lost their dogs recently. You never really get over it, you just learn to live with the hole left in your life and your heart.