All dog owners, remember that February 23rd is National Dog Biscuit Day! This day is also observed around the world as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.
Man’s best friend deserves a special treat, whether it is a reward for good behavior, as part of their training or just because we want to show our dogs how much we love them.
We pets make up an integral part of the lives of you humans. Being the best pets in the world, we know you love us. Some of you though have a strange affinity for the catnip stuffed creatures you call cats. Us dogs call them something else, but this is a family friend page, so we will not say what that is. All things being equal, we don’t mind if you have exotic pets like fish, snakes, rats, gerbils, or even dragons. Nothing like a good chew toy.
Strangely, we seem to be the ones that can get a homeowner in the most trouble. We spend all morning trying to find ways to get out of our fences so that we can roam the neighborhood. So much to see, and smell, and then smell some more. Sometimes, we are having so much fun that we have to go to “the bad place” and you have to come pay a fine to get us out. We don’t like that part because you don’t give us our favorite dog treat when we get home.
Lately, we have heard some bits of information about having a new home soon, so we have banded together to share a few things that we think are important. If you listen to us, we will love you even more.
- Scout the neighborhood of the home that has captured your interest. Are there others like us that are outside in a fenced yard? This is important because we need others to bark to during the day.
- Think about me staying outside in various types of weather. Can I stay warm and dry? How much of a challenge will it be for me to try and escape Fort Knox every single time you let me out?
- Is the yard big enough for me? If my new yard is not big enough to run around in without having to step in or around brown piles of stuff all the time, then don’t be surprised if I keep trying to escape to a yard big enough for me to enjoy?
- Talk with some of the neighbors. Is it a dog friendly place, or will you have to worry about getting a visit from people complaining about the noises I make? You don’t understand, but the person that puts those packages by your door needs to be greeted. Come to think of it, so does the mailperson, the door-to-door salesperson, and the cat creatures I can see and smell from half a block away.
- Finally, when you move in and your lovely pet (that’s me) has finished sniffing every corner of the new property, get out and walk around the block. It will be my favorite thing to do and I will wag my tail with joy even more. As an added bonus, you may get to acquire a few new friends as well – if they don’t have cats.
Me and my kind are truly a great part of your family life. A move to a new home can be stressful for us, so take a little time and help us make the adjustment as smooth as possible. We have more important things to do like making sure we keep the squirrels and birds off of our little kingdom.
Woof-bark-woof-woof! (Translated by Google as: Now, where is my next treat?”)
Looking for a new neighborhood? Give me a call at 307-286-0396 and I can guide you through the process! Mark Escalara