So we have a family group chat to keep up with each other and from time to time we will have a conversation that will spark memories. Today was one of those days. My cousin posted about their family puppy and I instantly got puppy fever, he is absolutely beautiful and he sparked one of my vivid memories about my introduction to dogs. Our grandfather was a huge dog lover and he had these large German Shepards all over the yard when we were little kids. I can remember our Grandfather teaching us how to behave around a dog and how not to be nervous around them because a dog a sense fear. At the age of 6 I took that knowledge and started raising and training dogs myself and today for a brief moment I could see 4 year old me riding a grown German Shepherd like a horse and that dog didn’t mind one bit, those were the good old days, thanks Cuz for starting that wonderful conversation today, my heart is so full of joy!