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Entry 4

It's finally the weekend and I decided to get out for a while. I relized it's time to quit living alone.

So I went to the animal shelter and got a dog. He is a mutt but all black and I named him midnight. The first night he was there he stayed up all til midnight with me. I made a fire and he slept. I left out some leftovers from the diner overnight.

He wouldn't eat with me there. No work this weekend so I tried my best to get the dog ajusted. How would you react if you lived in a cage for years on end and just got some freedom with someone you didn't know?

Arnie and Annie made take out for me saturday since you can't exactly have your dog eating inside a restaraunt. Then we walked at the beach. Midnight would run up to the waves and bark and then run back as the waves came towards him. I could tell he loved it. He finally got in the water after I stood in the waves enjoying the sunset.

I'm awake normal hours on the weekends just because I go to church. I have to be there or I couldn't keep going. Besides some human contact never hurts even if it is just a hello. The pastor came by Sunday night just to visit. He was happy to see I wasn't living totally alone now. Midnight took to him right away and I could tell he didn't want him to leave.

I picked up a dog bed and a big bone to keep him happy. I don't know how he will do alone this when I leave maybe he will sleep. I just know it's good to have someone to depend on you again. I feel like it's great to have someone, anyone there with you. I've been alone for so long.

The compassion a pet can bring to you is just amazing. I almost feel like .... like I deserve to be happy again. It's time to take the dog out again. Then it's time for the prayer hour then a nice long night/day of sleep til work starts again. Another story of a man and his dog begins.

Entry 4 (2007-10-05) — Copyright ©2001-2017 Richard Shane Reinert.

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