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For Sure

Frank Miles gives his dog a bath

"I know what happens next - for sure!"

Our dog, Sunshine, knows a walk is a good thing. Even a surprise walk. But you know when a walk is even better yet? When that walk is coming for sure.

Sunshine was raised in an abusive environment. When we adopted her, she couldn’t look up at us or un-tuck her tail. It helped to provide her with structure, to make her life feel safe and predictable. Like, when she gets a bath, she gets a walk afterwards. Always.

That means for sure.

She LOVES that. She bounds down the hallway from the bathroom like a wet fur ball of joy. The walk is coming now! For sure!!!

People love for sure too. They love certainty. Because what you don’t know can hurt you. The trouble is that when you have certainty, you eliminate possibility. Can’t have both.

The future is the unknowable birthplace of all things, good and bad. Stuff’s going to go wrong and you should be prepared. But there are things you haven’t even dreamed of yet that are going to go right too. You can count on it, you really can.

For sure.


3 thoughts on “For Sure

  1. Rachel says:

    OMG! What an adorable little pup. What kind of dog is she? It’s hard to tell when she’s wet. You were so kind to adopt her.

  2. Ann says:

    Good for you! Taking in a stray sure can teach us a lot about love, patience, and taking life as it comes. My Buddy was a similar case – and gets happy after his bath for the same reason!

  3. Leslie says:

    Hope you don’t mind, but I quoted you on one of my other sites. Credited, of course.


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