Thankful Thursday: Cost of Freedom

12 Sep

Today is Thankful Thursday and, as always, DogDaz has many things to be thankful for.

Today we are thankful for our freedom.  We are so lucky to live somewhere that we are able to not have to worry much about losing our homes, our lives, or our loved ones.  We walk the streets freely, with dogs in tow, and have peace and quiet around us.  I wish that for everyone, everywhere – but I know it is not so.

Safety and freedom is something that I have always known as an American.  My father fought in World War II and came home with a bullet in his leg for the rest of his life. My cousins and loved ones fought in Vietnam and other military events.  I hate war, it makes no sense to me.  But, whether I understand it or not, I am one of the luck ones.

Thank you to the men, women, and animals, who serve proudly to keep me and you safe.



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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Dogs


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9 responses to “Thankful Thursday: Cost of Freedom

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    September 12, 2013 at 06:23

    I love this Thankful Thursday post. I saw that one of the artifacts in the 9/11 museum was a dog collar and leash. It’s too sad to think about.

    • dogdaz

      September 12, 2013 at 08:00

      Yes it is so sad. The museum was not open last year when I was up there. I did not know they had a dog collar – how brave that puppy must have been

  2. Vicki Flaherty

    September 12, 2013 at 09:40

    Thank you for the reminder of just how blessed we are.

    • dogdaz

      September 12, 2013 at 11:01


  3. Jodi

    September 12, 2013 at 12:56

    What a beautiful post. Sometimes I think we are so caught up in the “woe is me” that we don’t stop and see how good we really have it. It’s nice to be reminded.

    • dogdaz

      September 12, 2013 at 13:32

      Thanks – I get tired sometimes of all the people that complain about their lives when they really have it so good. If only they had to live a day in the slums of Brazil.

  4. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    September 12, 2013 at 15:22

    the many who serve for our country deserve to be remembered and honored, thank YOU

    • dogdaz

      September 12, 2013 at 17:02

      Yes Savannah – and all those patriotic cats too

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