We, humans, tend to take too many projects/jobs/chores on that leave us exhausted, overwhelmed, and fed up, to say the least. I believe our dogs are not only our companions, but our teachers. Have you ever seen a dog look guilty because he was napping? I haven’t. And with that in mind, we, humans, should follow that example and do our best to carve out some time to relax and enjoy a good book, movie, or even a walk. Yes, walks are relaxing for me. And with that being said, how do you relax?
My Alex was an amazing dog and even though she was part Pit Bull she was the friendliest dog I’ve ever met, and I want Abby to be like Alex. Now, please understand that some dogs, just like people, are more friendly than others. Dogs are individuals.
Abby to Roxie, “Let me help you. I think you have a little bit of food around this side of your face. Why do you have to be so tall?”
Abby – a Beagle/Bulldog mix – is naturally friendly. I’d say overly friendly, but even like that I expose her to different dogs, such as cutie pie Roxie. The more your dog interacts with other dogs the better and more relaxed she will be. Enjoy your weekend.
The above picture is of Dexter, a very handsome boxer mix, that used to stay with us often. Since Spring is taking its time to arrive, make sure that your canine companion is properly attired when you go out with him. Dogs that have short hair like Dexter need to wear a coat or sweater or both to keep them warm.
Dogs that are very lean, like my Alex, also need to wear a coat when the weather is cold. In Alex’s case, I make her wear both a sweater and a coat. She is not too crazy about it, but I need to make sure that she is warm.
Dogs look adorable in sweaters, that’s for sure, but remember that for many dogs like short-haired dogs, and lean dogs, wearing a coat or sweater is a necessity.