Thank you so much to all the readers who shared stories about what your dog has meant to your life.

Thumbnail image for Tia photo crop.jpg

Thank you so much to all the readers who shared stories about what your dog has meant to your life.

I asked readers to share their stories last Monday when I blogged about my dog dying. All of your stories gave me comfort and drove home the fact that Seattle really is one city, under dog, as I wrote in my column Thursday. Here are some of the edited highlights from your stories:

    Most Read Stories

“Your coming-of-age revelation hit home with me, as I truly believe my dogs have given my life new meaning. I’m in my 40s, and long ago had children, but I wasn’t ready at the time, and adulthood was slow to come for me. Mistakes and setbacks colored my life until I finally found the woman I would marry, and then shortly after that; Nala, Bianca and Penelope. They’ve transformed how I view and live my life. Once a night owl who hated mornings, I rise with the sun every day now. I have to, because they need me. But what they give back to us is immeasurable. The love, the companionship, the laughs… shape each and every day. I think about them all day when I’m working, and can’t wait to get home to them at night. My wife and I plan our time off together around what’s best for them, and they repay us with gratitude and joy.” — Dan Viens, Kent

Dan, we knew we were goners when we were brushing their teeth and cleaning out their infected ears without complaining.