Well as everyone else in the world seems to be doing, let's offer some thanks.
Many of you know that I'm going through life changes recently. Some are easy, some are very, very hard. I am very thankful for friends that help hold me up and support without judgment.
One of those friends is covered in fur. I truly feel that we are blessed by our dog-friends. I know it’s one of the strongest reasons many of us are so close to dogs. They seem to know when we need more attention. As I've moved my life and business to a new location, she's been more clingy.
Since I've had Lexi, my German Shepherd, she's been pretty indifferent. Murphy, my Golden Retriever, was always under my feet. Lexi, in the middle of the room. Murphy loves it when you're right in his face and being cuddly, Lexi couldn't care less. But since the move, she's more at my feet. Moves to where I am a lot. This is all relative, by the way. She's still not like Murphy, but still way more attentive than before.
At first, I thought it was all new surroundings and missing Murphy, as he stayed behind. And while I still believe that, I also believe that she senses my need for a good, non-judgmental friend. And if not, that's the role she's filling.
I hear stories all the time about dogs knowing when to cuddle up, or pay extra attention to owners, so I know I'm not totally off my rocker! (I hope)
If you're so inclined, comment a story about your pooch and its attentiveness or a way it has helped you through tough times.
The blog is going to take next week off due to the number of things going on around us next week. Give thanks for our furry friends!
Grant Holmes is a Dog Obedience Professional and the owner of Perfectly Pawsible Dog Obedience & People Training. He loves working one on one with your dog in your home, working on the goals you've set for obedience & behavior! Any dog, any size, any challenge.
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