This week (June 1st-7th) is Pet Appreciation Week! I was asked to post a bit on my blog about what I appreciate about my dogs. Well most of you who have visited my blog for any time at all, know that asking me to share about my dog is not exactly a task for me:) They are part of our family!
But before I share, let me tell you about bit about DogVacay
They connect dog owners with dog lovers to provide services such as dog daycare and dog boarding. Here is a little video that explains just what they do and how it works.
They have a Blog that is a fantastic resource guide. Tons of interesting information!
Everything from Learning Basic Dog Commands to Decoding your dogs body language.
I even found this post... "Best Dogs in Weddings Ever" Oh.. it's great!
Now.. about Daisy and Molly.
A little bit about Miss Daisy. We have had her about a year and a half now. We got her at the shelter, and at that time they thought she was maybe a year old. She is full of energy... and keeps us on our toes. lol Of course we have been used to having older dogs for some time now. A few months before Daisy came to live with us, we lost our precious Aly. We had adopted Aly from the Shelter also and she was with us 14 years. She was more special to us than I can even put into words. Our hearts were broken when she passed. She and my mom ( who had been staying with us) passed the same week. We still had Molly, but Molly was missing mom and Aly also... so a few months down the road... Daisy came to live with us. She helped heal our hearts. And continues to do so!
About Molly... Oh Moll Dog. She was a tiny, tiny pup when she came home from the shelter with us. They told us, she wouldn't get to big. umm.. they were wrong. But we love her so much!! She is now going on 13. She has some serious health issues, which means we really baby her ( a lot) . That means we pretty much let her have her way about anything she wants. ha ha ps. she loves carrots for a treat
AKA - spoiled old dog :)
There are so many things I appreciate about these dogs that I hardly know where to begin. We have always had pets. I believe they teach children to kind and compassionate. It also teaches them responsibility. Over the years, as our boys were growning up I saw how the dogs comforted them when they went through tough times.
You can always count on your dog being there when you get home.
Now that both our sons are grown, they both still love animals.
Our son Jarad and his wife Kate have to amazing dogs of their own, Riley and Cloey, who they take with them everywhere. Weston, our other son considers our dogs, his as well! They LOVE him! He takes them with him on all kind of adventures. He is 100% dog lover!
And ... even if you have a bad hair day... they might look at you funny...but they keep their comments to themselves.
There are great to take a Sunday afternoon nap with.
If your sick and have to stay in bed. They will stay right by your side.
You have to appreciate that!
One thing I do feel very strongly about, and that is pet adoption. Please Spay and Neuter your pets. PLEASE adopt from shelters and don't buy from pet stores or breeders.
I have a this photo of Molly on my side bar. You are welcome to use it on your blog. As a matter of fact .. Molly and I would love it if you did!
The photo of the poster below was taken in PA by a friend of mine who is a animal activist. I was so thrilled she used it.
Thank you Molly and Daisy for making our lives complete!
Thanks for stopping by... and remember, an extra hug for you pet today:)