“Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.” -Jon Katz
“Dogs are like potatoes chips, it’s hard to have just one.” ~ unknown
Once you’ve experienced the unconditional love of a dog, and all the joys that come with having a fun-loving canine companion, it’s hard to stop at just one. When that happens, the joys may be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled, but so might the work, worry, and heartache. This may be especially true if you’re a breeder or involved in canine sports and travel a lot. How do we maintain peace of mind and heart when living with more than one dog while juggling all of life’s obligations?
Read on, and discover 3 essentials to finding harmony in a multi-dog home.
Years ago, when I acquired my first Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, I had no idea they’d become addictive. They’re beautiful, friendly, fun-loving, comforting and easy to care for… what’s one more? However, what began as a simple task of caring for one dog risked turning my comfy calm life resembling a bed of roses into a garden of weeds. Thankfully, I learned early on the art of creating a beautiful garden.
Finding harmony in a multi-dog home is similar to creating a beautiful garden.
In preparing this article I interviewed Cindy, a friend whose garden could be compared to Monet’s—it’s extraordinarily beautiful and harmonious. As we spoke, I discovered we had much in common. People often wonder why she would want such a large garden—I mean the more you plant, the more you have to care for, right? Her response echoed the words of my heart: “It’s my passion!” I asked her to offer three words that would inspire others to find harmony in their garden. Her response: Passion, Patience, and Perseverance. These are the same three essentials I would apply to finding harmony in a multi-dog home.
“I wish people would realize that animals are totally dependent on us, helpless, like children, a trust that is put upon us.” ~ James Herriot
Blessings to you and your beloved pets,
Nature is calling, are you listening?
You’ve been in your computer all week, glued to your desk or smart phone, or sitting in board meetings from sun up to sun down. You’re feeling a bit stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, and a little “blue.” Could it be that you’re nature deprived?
Nature is all around us, calling us to come out and unwind. Yet we rarely find time to walk in it or sit and gaze at its wonders. Continue reading “Are You Nature Deprived?”
Feeling sad or discouraged?
Life doesn’t always feel good, and singing may be the last thing on your mind. But if you’re feeling sad or discouraged today, sing to God, for He is worthy. Singing takes your focus off your troubles and places it on God- the One who loves you, cares about you, and can meet your needs. Praise is powerful and can push back the darkness. God inhabits the praises of His people! (Psalm 22:3).
“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” – Romans 12:10
Let’s see if we can outdo each other today with acts of kindness 😊
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop
Do you need pet insurance? Yes, no, maybe, not sure . . .
With so many pet insurance companies to choose from, I thought I share a wonderful article from Consumer Affairs which compares the top ten pet insurance providers. Continue reading “Which Pet Insurance is Best? [Compare the Top 10 Pet Insurance Providers]”