*congrats to our winner SARAH j.* I have been a dog mama and animal rescue advocate for nearly 20 years and nothing gives me more satisfaction than showing my Dogs I Love them and giving them as much happiness as they give me and that’s why I am SO excited to share 5 Ways to Show your Dogs You Love them and a $50 PAYPAL cash giveaway! I have two rescue Shih Tzus– Ikey and Lazer and as their mama I try to take a moment every day to thank the universe for them. To enjoy and take good care of them. Because the truth is life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without my furbabies.
As an unknown author wrote “We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs! so please follow these 10 PET COMMANDMENTS! And keep reading for 5 Ways to Show your Dogs You Love them and a $50 PAYPAL cash giveaway!
5 Ways to Show your Dogs You Love them and a $50 PAYPAL cash giveaway!
1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.
4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.
5. Talk to me. Even if I don’t understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however, you treat me, I will never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.
9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.
10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can’t bear to watch. Don’t make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.
And in that spirit keep reading 5 Ways to Show your Dogs You Love them and a $50 PAYPAL cash giveaway!
#1 Give them as much love and attention as they give you. Nothing is more rewarding than when I come home and they shower me with love and affection. It is hard to even remember the craziness of the day or whatever nonsense is swirling around in my head. In those moments all I want to do is give them hugs and kisses too.
#2 Keep their minds as occupied as their bodies. Believe me our pets need enrichment and mental stimulation as much as they need food and water! I know they care because my dog Ikey is always playing with his toys and although he has a lot of them- he switches them up constantly and plays with them all. And they both love going out and look forward to it so we take them out for long walks three times a day in all weather just like the post office.
#3 Take them on regular trips to the Vet (and make sure they are always up to date on regular vaccinations and medications). We regularly give them heartworm and flea and tick preventive medications. We also brush their teeth and give them special dental treats to keep away tarter and keep their breath smelling fresh.
#4 Keep them Clean and Fresh. Shih Tzus are long haired dogs and they don’t shed so I give them regular baths and grooming to keep their coats free from knots and keep them clean and keep the hair out of their eyes to prevent eye irritation.
#5 Feed them a healthy diet. Everybody knows dogs love to eat- and since we never give them table food we depend on their dog food to provide them with all the nutrition they need and to keep them from becoming overweight which is a problem with dogs too.
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