Greetings, dog owners and lovers:
Since I wrote "I Walk Dogs" a few days ago, I started caring for a new little fellow. Feisty and noisy, bouncing off the walls. I was a bit apprehensive at first, my needing to spend three nights with him during Mom and Dad's vacation.
When I walked in on day one, the poochie greeted me noisily. After a few minutes, he calmed down and so did my worries. Tired from too much work and an overload of stress, I sat down on the couch and Curly jumped up and promptly went to sleep next to me. I couldn't move and risk waking him!
Well, my usual perfunctory petting of generic "Fido" on other jobs went out the window. I looked for opportunities to sit and relax and not feel guilty for doing nothing. Curly needs me cuz he's got separation anxiety! No rushing to another routine task that, surely, can be done later -- if at all.
Sit. Relax. Breathe. Pet the dog.
Your thoughts and experiences are welcome. BTW, I knew of guide and service dogs, but comfort dogs was new to me.