We can teach dogs many things, but we cannot teach them to love openly and honestly – they must have this natural affinity for all people. Even those they just met. And especially for those who need them the most. Today Benny not only gave love, but more importantly, received love. The teenagers he meets with on Mondays are his most important assignment and his favorite.
Maybe because he too was broken once and misunderstood. Maybe because he too was bounced around from home to home, finding trust difficult. Maybe because he too had to learn how to give and receive love. Benny is the teacher now.