sister DixieLee isn't feeling so good. She doesn't want to play with
me and she is not hungry. DL will eat anything at anytime so when
she is not hungry, there is definitely something wrong. DixieLee has
the vet but not for some days yet. Mom is worried but Dad is really
said he was acting like a helicopter parent. I know that peoples
Moms and Dads can be helicopter parents but I was surprised that
there are helicopter pet parents too. While
helicopter parents have a bad rep in the people world, they are may
best kind to have in
the dog world.
human babies who grow up to be teenagers and adults, dogs stay
as dependent as babies and need
close supervision and attention all of our lives.
found a lists
on Google that mention some of the traits of a helicopter pet parent.
Although Mom didn't match all of them, she did find lots of things
in common with other pet parents. Like:
to board us. Mom and Dad are going to a wedding later this summer
and are stressing about having us stay in a kennel. At the other
house we knew lots of people so someone would always stay with us if
they went away.
photos of their pets than other family members. Just check out Mom's
Facebook page and guess whose photos you will see most. It
could be that I am just so photogenic and DixieLee does such cute
things all the time that she can't help it.
vaccuming because we don't
like it. Geez, we are only protecting them from that big, noisy
more time shopping for us than for themselves. Of course they do.
It's important to choose just the right toy or treat.
particular about our food. We feel a little deprived in this area.
We have friends like
Bumo and Miu
who get home cooked or raw food diets. We're stuck with dry kibble.
Granted, it's high quality but it's still dry food. But, Mom did
bring home some fancy canned food to see if she could get DixieLee to
eat. Boy, she inhaled that and I did get a taste too.
were tons more Mom found that described her but there
were some that .
Lots of dogs like
my cousin Sophie who wear
and boots and we have two friends, Bella and Bekka who dress in
dresses and all sorts of cute clothes. They, like lots of littler
dogs ride in a stroller when they go out.
bestest part of having a helicopter parent is that they make sure we
get the best care all
they love us as much as we love them.
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