How to Love Your Dog
There isn’t a non human that I love more than my doggy Jax. Jax is a six year old hybrid dog (I don’t refer to him as a mutt LOL). He is half Mini Schnauzer and half Toy Rat Terrior. He’s a 100% joy…. at least 97% of the time.
I have to be honest, without Jax I don’t know where I would be in my life. Yes, I have friends and family… but sometimes, even with all that love, coming home to an empty and dark apartment can be quite depressing. However, when I come home I am greeted with such joy and love. I am attacked with happiness and puppy kisses. He acts like he was never going to see me again.
Knowing how much he loves me makes me feel appreciated.
When I’m sad he comforts me.
When I’m happy, he’s ecstatic.
When I’m picking out clothes he will give a yay or nay.
Yes, my dog is a lil fashionista, don’t judge.
He can’t fetch, he dislikes little kids, and he only obeys commands when he feels like it.
However, I still love that lil mangy mutt.
Okay, I guess I do refer to my dog as a mutt.
LOL… but I say all this to say is that when I started reading Jessica’s blog back oh-so-long-ago she made me really take the time to not only love but appreciate Jax. I think for awhile I was taking him for granted. When I started reading her blog she really made me think about how I can become a great pet parent to a fantastic dog.
Jessica’s baby is Taylor. Jessica describes Taylor as a 2-year-old Scottish Terrier/Dachshund with a personality all her own. She adopted this cute girl in 2011 and she has made Jessica’s life a complete joy ever since.
Ms. Taylor and Jessica help us to become aware of what things can make our dogs sick, what can we do to be more eco friendly, and some of the simplest joys your dog loves that we may overlook.
My favorite article she has written is titled Self-Reflection: Appreciate the Small Stuff.
This post alone made me really understand that while after a long day at work I may be tired my dog, EVERDAY , looks forward to that freedom of being outside and feeling the wind between his fur. Instead of cringing about the walk I should embrace it and love it as much as he does.
Other articles I like:
I try and read her blog everyday… especially when I’m upset. There is something about seeing a happy animal that changes my mood. I really have to say thank you to Ms. Taylor and her mommy for that.
Jessica states that: Doggy motherhood has taught me that life is short, so those precious minutes need to be spent doing something that you love, something that inspires you, brings you joy, and gets you motivated to tackle all the ups and downs that you will encounter throughout your day.