A Sheltie’s Work is NEVER done! #takeyourdogtoworkday

Logo courtesy of Take Your Dog To Work Day on Twitter

Hi my furry friends! Today is “Take Your Dog to Work Day!” Now, since I am a “working” dog or a “herding” dog, EVERY DAY is “Take Your Dog to Work Day” for me! I  work 24/7 as permanent security and I am doggone good at it! I even blogged about it a while back!

Also, since Mom “works” from home, (ok she CALLS it work, but I don’t call playing Words with Friends and playing Song Pop all day WORKING, but I digress…..) so I am ALWAYS at “work” with her! Truth be told it is ME who is always working but I will let Mom believe that she is.

More than just a fun day in the office, Take Your Dog To Work Day was created to give back to the pet community from which PSI member pet sitters earn their livings. While the event offers a fun opportunity to have dogs at work, its purpose since the inaugural celebration has always been to encourage pet adoptions.

Since 1999, PSI has promoted pet adoptions through this annual campaign. To further this mission, PSI created the Pet Adoption Advocate of the Year Award in 2012 to honor one PSI member each year who has gone above and beyond to promote local pet adoptions. PSI makes a $500 donation to the animal shelter or pet-rescue group of the recipient’s choice.

Learn more about the 2017 Pet Adoption Advocate of the Year.

Whether your dog is able to join you or not, there are numerous ways to support the day: 

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#ThankAVeterinarian on Veterinarian Appreciation Day™

Hi my furiends!!! Along with today being Father’s Day, is also Veterinarian Appreciation Day!!!   I have always loved my Vet and Mom and Dad are super impressed at the way I am the PERFECT GENTLEMAN when I go there!

Cody and Dakota at Vet

Mom thinks the reason I am so good at the Vet comes from the fact that my breeder was a Veterinarian (well, she STILL is!), and Mom thinks I got used to being poked and prodded from puppy hood. Plus, she thinks I got used to the smells that are associated with being at the Vet.

Now I love our Vet because he is an exceptionally kind, caring, compassionate and honest person. Whenever I see him, he speaks to me and touches me in a way that shows nothing but love. I KNOW he loves me and has my best interest at heart, so I am pretty relaxed when I go there. In fact, my Vet says that I “take things in stride” when I go there! Many times since I am groomed at the Vet too, I get a shot on the same day and Mom and Dad aren’t even there when I get it because they know I am fine there and that I completely trust my Vet.

Mom, Dad, Cody and I are grateful to have “Dr.Smiley” as our Vet. There are MANY, MANY times that he has gone above and beyond, returning Mom’s frantic calls,  even when he was on vacation.

Veterinarians are dedicated, caring people and today is the perfect day to show them some love!

Veterinary Appreciation Day collage

If you aren’t as lucky to have a fabulous Veterinarian as we are, check out the  Four Tips To Find The Perfect Veterinarian . 

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

It’s Father’s Day!!!

Thank you Dad for loving me each and every day,

thank you for not yelling at me when I bark the day away.

Thank you Dad for waking up at the butt crack of dawn,

you feed my kitty brother and I extremely early,

despite trying to muffle a yawn.

Thank you Dad for picking up my poop 

no matter what the weather!

When it comes to great Sheltie Dads,

NO ONE DOES IT BETTER!!!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

We also would like to wish all Kitty Dads, Doggy Dads, Uncles, Brothers, Grandfathers, anyone who has taken on the role of “Dad” (even WOMEN who have to take on the role of “Dad” !) a Happy Happy Father’s Day!!!

National Best Friends Day

Today is National Best Friends Day    It is a day to celebrate your best friend(s) and let them know what they mean to you.

I think the last time I used the term “best friend” was when I was in college. Now, I am blessed to have people in my life that I refer to as “close” friends instead of “best friends.” My “best” friends are my “close” friends.

Whether I have known them for decades or days, they all add something to my life that if they were not here, they would be sorely missed.  My “close” friends are small in number, in my opinion, that is as it should be. I don’t try to amass close friendships the way people are seeking “likes” on Facebook. True friendships take more time to evolve and grow than Facebook would like us to believe.   I have many “acquaintances”, but few who I would consider to be “close friends.”

My close friends don’t pick my brain and then turn a knife in my back for their own benefit. They don’t feign liking me one day, and then have nothing to do with me the next. My close friends aren’t “yes” people to me or to anyone else. They care enough to not just tell me what I WANT to hear, but often will tell me what I need to hear, even if it is sometimes painful, as I do for them.

My close friends are friends where I never question their motives, I never question my trust for them. My close friendships just ARE. My communication with them is easy, natural, genuine, Those close friendships are sometimes painfully REAL. I am grateful for those friendships.

If I were to be asked  to pinpoint when those close friendships evolved, in many instances I wouldn’t be able to. Many of my closest friendships were unexpected, oftentimes on the surface they would appear to be “unlikely”. To me those are some of my favorite and most cherished friendships.

“Unexpected friendships are the BEST ones.”

I am grateful for my close friends, and I deeply love each and every one of them.

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