Today I am thankful for veterans. No, not the V-E-T guys. I don't think I'm thankful for them at all. Veterans are men and women and even puppy dogs that protect our freedoms. Sometimes that means they have to go away from their families for a long time and go into dangerous places. Sometimes they get hurt and sometimes they don't get to come home. That makes me sad, but they do it because freedom is very important. I'm very glad I live in a country where I can walk outside and smell smells and snuggle with my mommy and daddy. My hope is one day all puppy dogs have the right to do the same (but that's probably another post for certainly another day).