Ten days ago I brought home two rescues. They are Dallas and Gracie, Maltese/Poodle mixes, and our hearts have quickly become one. Dallas, the brown male, is aptly named. He thinks he is as big as the state of Texas! Gracie is the little lady, so demure and tender. They both have eased the burden of grief over my loss of Dapples last month. It's good to have a family again! The three of us will go forward, continuing to learn about each other and help each other as we move through our days together. I feel blessed to have them both in my life. I believe each animal we meet teaches us more about unconditional love, thus taking us closer to the divine within all things.