*Photo disclaimer – this is not Vivienne, my six-pound powerhouse of a dog.
After a dinner break with family this evening, I had to get back to work. The reality is I spend 12-14 hours each day working and that is not a complaint – it is a choice and something I love to do. I’m sure to schedule breaks for a stretch, some fetch time with my fur-baby and the such, but tonight I was reminded of something.
Even after the dinner break. Even after quality time with my fur-baby and undivided attention from my parents and I, it just wasn’t enough for her.
Now granted, my little fur-wonder is spoiled in all upper case letters – SPOILED. I used to say loved, but she is spoiled. I admit it and take full responsibility. We all do, everyone in my family. But can we help it?! NO!
I do think about what a long day it is for her, sleeping with short play breaks, while she stays by my side – loyally. Continue reading “What our loved ones really want.”
Little Viv wishes pets around the world, not only in the U.S., a great day!
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Taking a scroll through my Facebook news feed – the equivalent of a cigarette break, if I smoked – I stopped short. Swiping back up the page, it was confirmed that the words I read were correct.
The article was titled Some Moms Are Urging People to Stop Calling Their Pets “Fur Babies”. And let it be known that it was written well, I enjoyed it and it did not bash dog moms. It was an interesting read with thoughtful perspective.
My initial reaction wasn’t based on the fact that my family and I refer to my beloved Vivienne as a fur-baby. Because we do. That along with Dog Mom, Crazy Dog Lady and some other fun labels from time to time. Continue reading “Six reasons why I will continue to call my dog a fur baby.”