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

Morty, snoozing.

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. Hi Andrew! Our goal is always to encourage expression and response — I share your horror and I’m glad that the challenge has offered a mechanism to get your thoughts out to the world.

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  1. Such a lucky dog to have found you and your patience. Whenever we have a new (adopted) pet we follow their lead, too. We earn their trust, because their feelings of security are the priority, having to come into a new home, not knowing what to expect. I like to think I earn their trust and then we build our friendship!

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