“I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it.”–Rodney Dangerfield
Laughing is the best cure-all!!!
For those of you that have pets, I am sure some of you may be able to relate to having a spoiled dog. Glitzy is on the outer rim of spoiled, I love Glitzy and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Her latest antics are pretty fun and worth a story.
This will help set the stage for her latest thing knowing a little story of how she communicates with me.
One night a couple of years ago, Glitzy would come to me while I was on the couch and bark at me. She had food, water, bones, and everything to make a princess dog a princess dog. She just wouldn’t stop barking at me.
I got up looking around, talking to her, “what do you want?” When I walked by the bedroom door, she walked in and jumped on the bed. Now, I figured out what she wanted; it was time to go to bed. So every night since that night around 9:00 PM she will come to me and bark because it’s time for bed.
If I obey her, the barking stops, if I don’t, it only gets worse!
So what is Glitzy’s new command for me you might ask???
For the last two nights, she wakes up. When she wants me to get up, she puts her front paws on me and pushes. Now she doubles that with her bossy bark.
So while trying to translate her bark into what the heck she wants. I am looking for her bone, doesn’t want that. Looking around the bed to see if I can see what she wants, I turn over and move the opposite direction of where I was laying, she, in turn, jumps over me and puts her paw to indicate covers please (she also has a command for sheets).
She decided I needed to roll over the other way so she could move to a new spot and have me so she could cuddle up next to me to go back to sleep under the covers.
So now when Glitzy wants a new spot, she barks at me to move into a new position so she might be comfortable.
Without hesitation, I can tell you adopted pets are lovely. If your family is considering a pet, I hope you will consider adopting before you make a final choice. I am a happy adopting pet owner!
To have a successful pet adoption experience here a few things you need to do:
Before you just wander into a Pet Shelter or Humane Society, do some homework. Some dog breeds have tons of energy if your family is not able to play with dogs like this, get them lots of exercises. Honestly, it may not be a good fit. Lots of people love Lab’s but don’t realize these are water dogs who like to play.
Breeds have different temperaments, the biggest failure in owning a pet is getting a breed that requires more than families are able to give. The good news with a little research and right questions at the Shelter you can choose the right dog for your family.
If you have questions we’re happy to answer:
Somedays you just have to tell yourself, everything is going to be okay. Today is one of those days for me.
Dog’s make me smile!