8.16.2011

What your pup wants you to know

I came across this the other day and I'm not gonna lie, I teared up.  I'll be the first to admit there are those times that I'm trying to get something done and am so frustrated with Russell acting like my permanent shadow following me everywhere around the house wanting to play. But now I have a refreshed view on things! 

10 Things Your Pup Wants You to Know

1 - My life will probably only last 7 to 14 years. It will hurt me more than you know if I have to be away from you for longer than a day or two.


2 - If you have patience with me and give me time to learn what you would like from me, I can promise you, you will never be disappointed.


3 - Trust me with your life and have faith in our future together. If I don't feel that you honestly believe in me, I will suffer great emotional stress. My sense of self-worth is totally dependent upon your confidence in me.



4 - Don't stay mad at me for long or confine me to a cage to punish me. You have your friends, your job, and your recreation. I HAVE ONLY YOU!


5 - Talk to me about anything you want as frequently as possible. Even if I can't comprehend your precise words, I can understand the meaning of what you're telling me by the tone of your voice.


6 - Remember no matter how you treat me, I will NEVER forget it.


7 - When you consider raising your hand to hit me, remember I have teeth that could break the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you.


8 - Before you scream at me for failing to respond to your commands as I usually do, take time to think about what might be wrong with me that would cause me to treat you differently. Maybe I haven't been eating right or drinking enough water. Or maybe my age is catching up with me and I just can't do what I used to do.

9 - Take good care of me when I get old. Someday you will be as old as me and you will see how it feels.


10 - Be there for me through good times and bad. Never say you can't handle taking me to the vets for stitches or surgery. Nothing could make me feel worse. Everything in my life is easier for me to deal with when I have you standing by my side. Remember my love for you is unconditional and it will last for your entire life.

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Aww I love my Russell pup, and this reminded me to make sure he knows it!

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21 comments:

yourmorninglory said...

what a beautiful post! i read it while i cuddled with my pup...ok more like she smothered me and snored but same thing really:)

Ali said...

Great post, Chelsea!! You're right ... pups do have so many feelings & we can easily hurt them. Nothing makes my blood boil like babysitting somewhere, where they keep the dog in a cage the whole time. It's terrible.

David and Elizabeth said...

make me cry!
oh man!!
i always feel horrible leaving my pup...
i'm at work now...and miss him terribly!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I'm crying!!! Thank you for this reminder!

Shalyn said...

Awwww Chelsea!!! Now I'm all teared up AGAIN for the second day in a row! LOL! :) Thanks for the post love! :)

tara said...

awww!!!! i'm tearing up!! too sweet!

Domesticated-Bliss said...

This makes me sad! But you're totally right!

Marcy XOXO said...

I am bawling! OMG what a sweet post and the pictures gahhhh Russell is the cutest!!!

Liz Taylor Training said...

Ok this made me tear up, the warmed my heart, it made me happy, it made my sad. Those are all so true. You just made me even more excited to go home to my baby! Have a great day girl

Carolyn said...

This is SO CUTE!! AND TRUE! :) It makes me want to go hug my pups!!!!!

Brandi @ Home Team Dreams said...

Awww Chelsea! This was so sweet! I feel the same way about Mollie- sometimes she follows me everywhere and I think 'OMG PLEASE stop! Can I at least go to the bathroom alone.' but they just love us so much that they can't stand to be apart from us. It's really sweet actually :)

Allison said...

I love this, I'm obsessed with my dogs. I'm the crazy dog momma! :P

~Haley~ said...

Awww this made me tear up too! Reminded me that I need to love & appreciate my baby girl everyday! Lately she's been a cuddler even more than usual, and I think it's because we went out of town 2 weekends in a row. :(
XoXo

Amanda said...

Best pup post ever! He's adorable, so obviously that helps too. But it was such a sweet dedication to your pup :) Can't wait to get one of my own sometime, but I can't stand to think of what Winston will think when I get a dog. (Winston is our family dog and he's very protective of me.)

Nikki said...

Sooo true! Love this!

Marian said...

So...is there anything wrong with wanting to be a stay-at-home dog mom??? THey are the best!

L said...

Oh my gosh well thanks for making me cry! Haha just kidding but thanks for sharing this,so true and super sweet!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Awwww! I love this so much!!! Russell is so cute. Do you dye his hair though?? It's a diff color in each picture! lol. Such a cute boy :)

jillian m. said...

Am I crazy for actually tearing up while reading this? I don't have a dog, but I am a huge dog lover. And the reason why I don't have one is because between work and my personal life, I have absolutely no time to take care of one right now. I couldn't bear to leave him/her alone in the house for hours (which I know some people do).

Is that your dog? So ADORABLE!!!

Fly Me to the Moon said...

awwwwwwwwwww!!! so true!

Passion said...

that is such a true & sweet blog...thank you for posting! Russell is an adorable little guy!