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Share a photo that depicts your interpretation of “security.”

Morty, snoozing.

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A few years ago, my husband called me from work with a question that changed our lives: “Can we keep him?” Long story short, the “him” in question was a three-year-old Maltese-x. No longer wanted, his owner bought a much larger dog thinking it could handle the wayward hands of unruly children better than this 5 lb. scrap of white fluff. Sight unseen, I said yes and made a friend for life.

His first night he was so terrified, he wouldn’t leave my side. He refused to make eye contact and licked his lips repeatedly — dog language for “I’m super stressed. Please don’t hurt me. I promise I won’t hurt you.” I just sat quietly and let him get used to his forever home — one with guaranteed security for the rest of his life.

Morty, safe and happy in his new home. Photo by Krista.

It’s amazing what people will cast off. Morty is friendly, energetic, and loyal. He wants nothing more than to hang out at your side. One of his favorite things to do is rest his snoozy mug on my laptop as I work. Every time I look at this photo, I think he’s smiling.

For this week’s challenge, show us something that represents security. It could be your kids happily reading under their favorite throw blanket. It could be a roaring fire chasing away the last of winter’s cold. It could be a worry stone you keep in your pocket or that favorite tee shirt that makes you feel awesome every time you put it on.

Looking forward to seeing your creative interpretations of this theme!

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  1. What a wonderful story. I get so sad/angry when I hear about people returning pets. Hearing stories like this where they go on to find their forever home with a loving, caring family helps me feel like all is not lost. There are still some good people out there. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. He’s such a little cuddle bug and a great friend. That’s the amazing thing about him — what we offer him in a loving home is nothing compared to the unconditional love he gives us.

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    1. It may be because the page was trashed at one time? You may need to update the page to refire the pingback. In any event, I see that you’ve left a follow-up comment to share the link, so that works too — people will be able to find your submission.

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  2. I did the same thing as your wife. I texted my husband one day while he was at work because I rescued an 8 year old chihuahua from the animal shelter. He was super nervous the first few days and grew to love us over his last few months of life. Poor little sweet dog has passed away now and I miss him.

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      1. I know. I used to volunteer down at the shelter and wanted to adopt so many but I knew my husband would’ve killed me lol. Older dogs are one of two types. Either heaven or a pain. Just depends on their upbringing

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