Today is National Dog Day!!! The image above is a portrait of our dog Lucy. My wife had it painted and presented to me as a birthday present last year. No, Lucy is not a rescue dog but I think she believes that I am her rescue human. She is a 2-1/2 year old American Cocker Spaniel and every day is made a little happier and a little better because she is in the family.
Whether she is inspecting a bug, taking a nap, playing fetch, looking like the “House Princess”, or tolerating a selfie portrait shoot, Lucy is my pal for life. She is the fourth cocker spaniel I have had in my lifetime and will always be my favorite breed. There is a store here in town that makes healthy dog treats on site, so I think I’ll stop by and get Lucy a pound of snacks.
Monday’s Music Moves Me
Since this week at 4M is free choice, I think I’ll continue the National Dog Day theme with songs feature dogs in some way. Since Lucy is our “House Princess” how about a song from “The King” himself.
Of course, if your going to bring a pet into the family you need to be aware of the cost. There is the purchase price or adoption fee, then there is the food, annual check-up at the vet, vaccinations, grooming, toys etc. One thing I would say, “Don’t buy your pet at a pet store because they are likely to come from a mill. Rescue the animal from a local shelter or purchase directly from a reputable breeder. Also micro-chip your pet as it will make them much easier to locate if they should wander off. So, what’s the answer to the question…How Much is That Doggie in the Window?
Dogs love their pet humans unconditionally and all they expect is the same in return. So, if you want to know, Yes, I love my dog. Have a blessed week.