Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Review This: Bringing Home a Puppy Day

Today according to the Calendar of Funny and Weird Holidays, today is Bringing Home a Puppy Day.

For those of you who are dog lovers, I'm sure you can remember the day you first brought your new puppy home, with great joy and anticipation.  For those of us who don't have dogs or any other pets, just thinking about bringing home an animal, will make our hearts beat just a little faster.

One thing is certain, puppies are just so darned cute that it is hard not to have your heart melt into a puddle of love!  Those cute little faces and bodies covered in fur so soft, and that small helpless yelping that comes out of them when they are in your hands, is enough to make a grown person melt into a puddle of "Ahhhh's!"  and "Ohhhh's"!

white fluffy puppy

Handling them is the first step into "Puppy Oblivion and Puppy Fever!" Now you are on a path that will forever change your life.

Welcome to the family oh little four legged creature, that stole my heart!  We are forever changed and will never be quite the same as we were before.

That is all good.  Now let's make our family ready for it's newest member.  The one member who will get away with all kinds of good and bad behavior, and will love each of us in our own way.  He will bring what he feels we need into our days each and every day and all we need to do in return is love him, feed and shelter him!  He will be the antidote to stressful days, the balm for restless spirits, and the eyes that see himself as our four-legged fur child, that can only please us with his presence.  And he is so right.
pug dog in pink galoshes

Dogs are one of the most wonderful creatures on the face of the earth.  They make us better people by their presence in our lives and the only thing they want in return is to be loved and cared for by us.  That's not so hard to do!  Several years ago someone told the story about the Ninth Day when God Make a Dog, you can view it by clicking on the link!  

One thing is certain, once you have a dog in your life, you will never be the same again.  They come into our homes and hearts as little bits of fur and feet, with a tail following behind and they park themselves in our hearts forever.  We will go crazy to make sure that our puppies have the best toys, the nicest bed, leashes for walkies and we will poop and scoop gladly.   For all the love, that these critters give to us, we will be, their forever family gladly.  

We will buy them treats, and treat them to some new toys, buy them coats and boots, costumes and scarves and they will look at us with so much love in their eyes, that you could drown happily in their love for us. 

Bringing home a Puppy Day has to be one of the Best Holidays on the Calendar of Weird and Wonderful Days of the Year.

The only thing that I would add, is learn how to make puppy behave in ways that are acceptable to society.  There are things that puppies need to be taught and there are great ways to train your puppy. So please do some research before going to the kennel or pound to get your newest member of the family.  Research what kind of dog will fit into your family dynamics and then also research how to best train the dog.   Puppies will look to you  for guidance and you have to be ready.  Gentle training will make puppy and the family meld into one big happy group.  

Then have fun, walk the dog, make him part of your life and best and most important of all, love him!

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  1. I'm all for bringing home a puppy - as long as the owners are committed to the dog for life. We've loved and provided for all of our dogs, each of which has lived a good, happy, long life. No doubt they've enriched our lives and paid us back a million-fold with sweet doggy kisses and unconditional love. In fact, I can't imagine our family's lives without a dog!

  2. We definitely love our puppies! Some of the most exciting days of our lives are on the days we bring home a new puppy. The next few days can certainly get rather tedious as we train them :)

  3. Oh I so agree with you two, Susan and Cynthia, Puppies are made for love, but the first few days of training can be rather tense .... for lack of a better word. The unconditional love that you get in return though is worth more than any retirement income or other investment you might have.....Give me a slobbery kiss on a down day anytime. My spirit will soar! Thanks for your lovely comments.

  4. Oh, yes, I do remember bringing my adopted dog Valentino home and we give you a Paws up! for Puppy Day!

  5. Older dogs can bring rewards to a family too. We once rescued a 10+ year old Golden Retriever and the joy Baron brought into our lives was immense. Happy Puppy Day to all dog owners!


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