Dog people personalities are truly distinct from non-dog people. Too often I’m asked if I ever get tired of all the work it takes to properly care for a dog (let alone three). They ask if I miss my freedom to just get up and go. So here is my response, which I call “Not a chore.” Let me know if you agree.
Not a chore.
Caring for my dogs is not a chore, but an act of love.
Yes, I have to regularly pick up poop and occasionally clean up pee and vomit.
Yes, many days my dogs wake me to go outside before I’m ready to rise.
Yes, I have to feed, walk and bathe my dogs.
Yes, caring for dogs usually means dog hair is bountiful on clothes and furniture.
Yes, living with dogs means abandoning that crisp, clean showroom house for more comfortable and casual settings.
Yes, my dogs require a portion of my time and attention every single day; however, my dogs are not a burden, but instead are a source of joy and happiness.
My dogs do not restrict my freedom, rather
my dogs have introduced me to a new world of people, places and things I would have never known were it not for them.
It’s a privileged to be the custodian of these sweet souls I call my dogs.
Everything I do for my dogs is a demonstration of love.
I love my dogs, and
every time I look into their eyes I see my love returned.
My dogs are more than mere pets.
My dogs are family, and I’m happy to properly care for them and all that this entails.
My dogs are not a chore or task to be checked daily,
but an experience and expression of love I cherish every day we’re together.
Have a wonderful day friends.