Busy Dog = Happy Dog


This morning I told Abby, “We have to go to drop off some mail at the post office.  But, this time you, meaning Abby, will be carrying all 30 envelopes”.  She looked at me with a surprised look.  Yes, like the one above.


Since Abby “agreed” to carry all 30 envelopes, I decided that as a reward she could smell the flowers – I know there are no flowers in the picture – which she loves to do.  Let’s remember she is part Beagle.


Abby was so good that she even posed for this picture.  I do my best to give Abby a job.  Why?  Because as a pet parent, I need and have to make sure that her needs are met.  Going to the post office took us almost an hour.  Once we got home, she drank some water and fell asleep.  Like I said, “Busy Dog = Happy Dog”.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Likewise… an exercised dog is a happy dog.

  2. Mrs P says:

    Congratulations to Abby for a job well done 🙂

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks, I will let her know:-)

  3. Jobs help dogs, both physically and mentally. Good job, Abby! You can go to the post office for me any time. ☺️

    1. Marcela says:

      You said it, physically and mentally:-)

  4. DoggyMom.com says:

    Reblogged this on DoggyMom.com and commented:
    Dogs need enrichment and variety in their day; this is an excellent example of how a simple trip to post a few letters became a fun day out for Abby the Beagle.

    1. Marcela says:

      Exactly. I take every opportunity to make Abby “work” but also enjoy it.

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