My life as a family dog is different than my life as a shelter dog or my life as a rescue dog at the Barn. When I was a shelter dog, I was full of worries that my family would forget where I was. And when they did and I was a rescue dog at the Barn, I was full of waiting for the lady and the Man who loved Robin to love me too.
My life as a family dog means that the backyard which is full of squirrels is mine for as long as I want it. It also means that no one is looking for me anymore and I don't have to be hope-ful that I will be found because I already am. Now I can just be full.