However, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. I find it interesting since for me, 2018 is going to be devoted to dog stuff. I'm getting a puppy in several months that I'm so excited about. More details and puppy pictures will come when I have them but I can tell you, he will be a Belgian Malinois from a top breeder in Florida. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it.
So, in honor of 2018 and the Year of the Dog, I give you a reprint from another blog of mine. Some may have already seen it...sorry...but it still holds true.
Now, I’m not one who thinks of my dog as a furry child. She has a dog’s name, not a people name. I don’t dress her up, except for that one time. After having her spayed, she was cold so I put a long sleeve, thermal shirt on her. Which she loved and wore for about a week.
That said, she is spoiled. She sleeps on the bed with us. I let her on the couch, and she gets fed people food, probably more often than she should. She gets a high quality, raw diet, has a better health-care plan than I, and doesn’t really have to work for a living. In fact, one of her favorite sports is couch napping.
They say letting your dog sleep with you is a good thing. That you sleep better for it. Sometimes I’m not so sure. Especially those nights when she is chasing the cats in her sleep. Funny thing is, when I’m away from home and have the bed to myself, I miss her.
Roger Caras said, “Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.” And this is so true. Dogs give us unconditional love and teach us the meaning of loyalty. Our lives are made better for having a dog in it.
Yes, she takes up a lot of the bed and sometimes hogs the covers, but she can use my foot for a pillow anytime she wants.