Lessons from Jonah #2: love is about receiving too…

by Cynthia

Jonah turns 2 today! Please help wish him a Happy Birthday!

He also has a few things to say (in honor of his special day…) 

Are you ready to listen??

When we think about love, we often think about what we can do for others to show them our love–

such as…

  • greeting my owner at the door when she comes home
  • being a good boy by doing what I am told (most of the time…)
  • and doing cute things that melt her heart (like when I look up at her office chair & back at her again when I want her to sit there — just so I can sit on her lap).


it is also vital to the human spirit that we be able accept the love offered to us by those around us.

This truly feeds our soul (it makes them happy too!)

I think it is also God’s way of showing us His love through others…

Me (Jonah) receiving lots of love in my mommy's arms.

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.”  -Oscar Wilde


Jonah is our sweet rescue dog. Age 2. (DOB: 3/6/10). Jonah (original name Boone) was rescued by Homeward Bound Dog Rescue. Jonah, his momma and 5 litter mates (all strays) were brought up to Minnesota from Kentucky at just 2 weeks old. We adopted him at 9 weeks old after falling in love with his adorable profile picture on Homeward Bound’s website. He loves cuddling, sprinting in large open areas (very beautiful to watch), chewing on one of his many toys or bones, eating and sleeping. Some of his favorite foods are apple cores, broccoli, lettuce and peanut butter. Jonah is a charmer with everyone he meets & somewhat resembles a little deer too. He is also very smart – reaching Level 4 dog training at the Animal Humane Society by age 6 months. We often get asked what kind of breed he is – so I recently had his genetic profile tested through his vet. We found out that he couldn’t be more of of mutt! Every single grandparent and parent is a mixed breed. He is my sweet boy. I’m happy to share his wisdom with you through the snapshots I capture of him in his everyday life. We hope you enjoy Jonah’s lessons & maybe learn a thing or two from him as well!

Blessings, light and love,


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John Manganiello March 6, 2012 - 9:19 am

Happy Birthday Jonah! You are one lucky dog! That’s a very loving message that you share , Cynthia. your feelings for Jonah really show through! Pets can give us so much ,in addition to their being so cute!

Cynthia March 6, 2012 - 9:26 am

Thanks John! I just shared your birthday greeting with him – he yawned then looked down at his toy before biting it. lol. Yes, I love him very much and he fills my heart with so much love and joy. Thanks for reading! p.s. He is a lucky boy – he is about to get a big pork bone as his birthday treat!!

Meagan March 6, 2012 - 6:11 pm

Loved this post! What a cutie pie that Jonah is! I look forward to my Pomeranians birthday’s each year, we all sing to them and have a little cake…non-chocolate of course. Happy Birthday Jonah!!! 🙂

Cynthia March 7, 2012 - 6:33 pm

Thank you so much Meagan! I appreciate you reading and taking the time to comment as well. We sure do love our Jonah! I am glad you have a special pooch in your life too! They are definitely worth celebrating!!

Riette March 6, 2012 - 11:15 pm

Happy birthday Jonah!! Pet are all about pure unconditional love – no questions ask!

Cynthia March 7, 2012 - 6:34 pm

Thanks Riette!! He is a good boy and yes full of all kinds of love!! Thanks for reading!

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