Selfless love is something humans have perhaps forgotten about. We've been told that nothing in this world is for free and that we shouldn't be naive.
Ever since I was a child I felt like something was off.. I never laughed at cruel jokes and I always gave my father this look of disappointment when he said something of that sort.
I always loved animals, I was taught to fear them by people who didn't take the time to look closely in their hearts.
One day I decided that I wanted a dog (after a year or two of begging for a kitten). Every time anyone would ask me what I wanted, I would just yell out " dog ". Over and over and over again.
My father always said that canines are too dangerous which truly is just a bag of bull since they live to love. If a dog is " dangerous ", it is only because it either was or is being mistreated - and you can't blame it for trying to protect itself from further harm.
It's love is so true and endless it will never be able to hate you.. it will just be afraid.
Once I finally got my mom to agree, we picked a shelter and were on our way. It took me two visits to meet my soulmate.
9 years later and I'm in such a better place. She (my dog) taught me that love is endless and that kindness doesn't equal weakness and that we should never take it as such. We should never use the fact that someone loves us to get what we want.. that is truly just unfair. I believe that training a dog is quite cruel because you're teaching it to be obedient like you're teaching children to be obedient.. both are wrong. Animals have their natural behavioural system and they adapt to the owner. If the owner is a kind person then the dog will be kind. If the owner is brutal and loud - the dog will and be brutal loud. Not because it wants to, but because puppies are like kids - they adapt the behaviour of their parents and people they are around. Dogs have natural ability to love unconditionally and they use it on a daily basis, which is why they adapt. All they want is to make us happy.. and eat and run and have fun (but I suppose that if someone has a dog those things do indeed make them happy.. if not then why the hell would they even think about getting one?)
To conclude this post - let us learn love from canines.
What is your stance on unconditional love. Do you have a dog? Do you want one?
Bucket List for 2017
(Props to Yes and Yes for inspiring this list)
1. Watch two classic horror films
2. Take an acting class
3. Make a legit short film
4. Play League of Legends
5. Try snowboarding
6. Go to a music festival
7. Make a Harry Potter inspired cake
8. Visit London, Paris and Lisbon one after another
9. Take adult ballet class
10. Shave my head
11. Dye my hair blue or purple
12. Have a conversation with someone I wouldn't normally talk to
13. Finish my Joker and Harley project
12. Completely Quit artificial sweeteners
13. But not before I bake tiramisu
14. And orange lava cake
15. Perform an entire song on a bus
16. Meet a snake
17. Completely change my dressing style for a week
18. Change my instagram theme to B&W for a week
19. Publish an Ebook
20. Give up caring about what other people think for a day and see how that feels.