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Advice from the Dog – guest post


Guest post from Zoey

Me after a COLD romp

This picture was taken on my last winter adventure. We went out to the Greenway Trails for a romp in the snow. Winter should look like this a lot, but it hasn’t.

Spring should look like this: wet, sandy, and lots of time on the beach, but it hasn’t.

Me & Murph at the beach

Me & Murph at the beach

Murphy helping with exercises

Murphy helping with exercises

Thing is, we haven’t been able to do any hiking, or riding in power boats, and we haven’t had as many walks lately. We’ve had a new job to do for the past few months: take care of Mom!

It’s really hard work – to be good for so long – especially since we don’t get as much exercise. As multi-herders, we like to run, a lot. If you ever find yourself in a situation where your dog suddenly doesn’t get to run and play as much as usual (aka. you foolishly break your leg or something), here are a few things to remember:

  1. We have sensitive noses. This means that if we fixate on your injury and keep sniffing it, you should pay attention – just in case you can’t figure it out, we know if your incision is funky.
  2. We will do our best to be helpful. This means that we may try to trim the hedge or dig an irrigation ditch in the back yard – just in case you need one.
  3. We try to entertain ourselves. This means that we will invent new games like chew the adirondack chairs, jump back-and-forth over the fence, or bury treasures in the vegetable boxes – just in case you can’t play with us as much.
  4. We like having company. This means that you should invite friends with dogs, or children who like to throw balls, over to play – just in case you were wondering what to do in your spare time.
  5. We promise to be good nurses. This means that we will gladly let you rub our tummies and scratch our ears all night – just in case you need something to do when you can’t sleep.
Me & Murph at the end of a long day.

Me & Murph at the end of a long day.

As an added bonus, we’ll even bring some grass and dirt to bed so that you don’t miss going outside so much.

Author: brholland

EdD Student, Writer, Speaker, Consultant

3 thoughts on “Advice from the Dog – guest post

  1. They are also often happy to clean your incision site, by licking it. They will also try to help with your physical therapy by getting under foot so you have to work on being nimble and agile.

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