That title? That is pretty much every single day for Buster and I.
I see firsthand every single day at work how quickly our pets get old and slow down. I see those pets’ last days and the toll it takes on their humans.
Because of my job and what I do see every day, I try to do everything possible to cherish the times that Buster and I do have together and to make sure that he has as long of a happy, healthy life as possible.
I usually have a weekday off from work a few times a month, and I look forward to those days more than anything. Those are the days that Buster and I are home alone and do whatever we want. It usually starts out by drinking coffee and catching up on some TV shows while writing blog posts and searching the Internet, and then I’ll move on to some reading; all the while, Buster is snuggling under a blanket on my lap. Next, on days with nice weather, we’ll go for a long walk at the park. Those are the days that we both look forward to the most! Then, we usually come home and take a nap (where Buster sleeps on my legs underneath the blankets). We usually round out the end of the day by doing boring adult things (like cleaning and cooking), and then we go to bed (where Buster snuggles next to me under the blankets again).
But like I said, I try to cherish every day. I cherish how excited he is when I get home and how he runs up onto the couch so I can pet him and kiss his wrinkly forehead. I cherish how sometimes he crawls up in bed from laying on my legs under the blankets and ends up laying right in front of me with his head on my pillow, and I probably look like a little kid cuddling a stuffed animal. I cherish how he follows me from room to room. I cherish the look on his face when my husband is playing around tickling me, because he doesn’t quite understand and just wants to make sure I’m okay.
We tend not to forget the bigger memories in life, but we also need to remember to take time to remember and cherish the smaller things, too. When you have a dog who loves you, every day is a recipe for a moment to be remembered. All of these moments are what strengthen the human-animal unique bond that you have with your pet. That bond is what brings us happiness. It’s one of the unconditional constants in any pet lover’s life. I know it’s one thing I can always count on to bring me laughter and love, every day. Sure, we all have best friends and spouses and family who can do that, but we can’t forget our pets because they are a very special kind of different. Plus, YOU are what makes your pet happy; you are what brings light to their eyes, because you are the only thing in their life worth having (although all the toys you bought specifically with them in mind are still pretty awesome!) I have even told my husband that if I am ever in the hospital for some sort of serious condition, that he better do whatever is humanly possible to bring Buster in to see me, because I’m pretty sure just having him in the room would be the best thing for me.
So, remember to cherish the little moments in life. Remember to give your dog an extra hug or throw the ball a couple more times, even if you’re tired. It will make them happy; it’ll make you happy, and it will strengthen your bond.
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