My sweet puggle is the apple of my eye. Sure, right before writing this he snuck into the bathroom and was eating toilet paper, but two minutes later he is laying on my lay snoring away dreaming about bones. My boy lives to love and make those around him happy. He has taught me so much and I now know what it means to have that “dog soul mate” — he is mine.
Although we do not have kids (yet), he has taught me so much that I know will carry on to our minis. The biggest lesson I have learned from him is how to love someone more than myself. He has taught me to read between the lines and pay attention to changes in behavior. He can’t tell me when he is not feeling well, but I can help him, if I pay attention.
He has taught me to advocate. When he has been VERY sick he has needed us to advocate for him. He has taught me to fight for what is right. That your gut can guide you.
He lives to make us happy, and gets so excited about the little things. He has taught me to take joy in those small moments, because that is where the best memories can be made.
The following list sums it up best:
10 Things Your Dog Would Tell You….
1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me- it is crucial to my well-being.
4. Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment.
5. You have your work, your entertainment,and your friends. I only have you.
6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understands your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me.
7. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget.
8. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you.
9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative,obstinate,or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out too long, or my heart is getting to old and weak.
10. Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I cannot bear to watch” or “Let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier for me if you are there, even my death.
Remember that I love you.
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