I struggle all the time with the belief that I am not as good a guardian as Dannan deserves.  He has a very boring life, and I always feel guilty that he doesn’t have a better life.  I hardly ever walk him, he doesn’t get to the dog park very often, and I don’t keep him mentally active with training the way I should.  I beat myself up about this all the time;  however, recently I’ve been not too down on myself.

Until today.  My mother commented to Dannan about the fact that he leads a very boring life.  Now my guilt is raging full-force again.  Dannan has done so much for me, and I do so little in return.  He deserves a better life.