|Staff Brainstorming Meeting|
It’s been a long time since I’ve had time to write in my blog. Since summer finally arrived we have been really busy.
Anyway, I’m back. The other day while Mom and Dad were working on the yard, I got to thinking what a nice home we have and how lucky we are to have a good Mom and Dad. Most of our friends have good pet parents too but there are some dogs that don’t. It makes me very sad.
I got to thinking about what makes a good pet parent. DixieLee and I came up with lots of things so we thought we share a few here.
We first thought of things like making sure we got lots of treats and toys but then we thought about some other really important things.
1 Getting treats is fine but getting nutritious treats is better. In our house Mom makes sure we get quality treats and the bestest food. She also makes sure we have plenty of fresh water all the time.
2 We don’t really like it but Mom makes sure we get regular vet visits. We get vitamins and stuff like coconut oil to keep us healthy. We aren’t allowed much peoples food but when Dad makes soup or a roast, we always get some carrots.
3 Going for walks and making time to play games with us it important but giving us a space all our own and allowing us time to just sit and enjoy some quite time is nice. We each have our own crate where we can go when we don’t want to be bothered. I like to sit alone on the screened in porch while DixieLee likes the outside deck for chillin’.
4 Mom and Dad consider our feelings. Sometimes Dad expects too much and Mom reminds him that we are dogs and we think like dogs. We like when they talk to us, and not baby talk, after all we are adults. We ‘specially like when they tell us we are good girls and that they love us.
5 DixieLee is still a trouble magnet. The other day she shredded a paper towel, which was bad enough, but this one was used to wipe up some oil! Luckily it was a tiny spot or she could have gotten really sick. Even though Mom was angry, she was understanding and told Dad he was bad for leaving it around and not DixieLee for chewing it..
6 Keeping us safe is a big job too. Never leaving us in the car alone, especially in hot weather. Making sure that the sidewalk is not too hot when we go for walks and not letting us stay outside too long when it is hot or cold. Making sure that we have a good fenced in yard and keeping our tags up to date, just in case.
I think being mindful of all of our needs and being understanding is what being a good dog parent is all about.
What does your Mom or Dad do that you think makes them a super good dog parent?
Be safe and be good,
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