We are pleased to be part of the Nature’s Recipe ® for Moments blog hop. We have been asked to look at moments we share with our pets and how those moments enforce the special bond we have, through our own eyes and through theirs.
In a multi pet household sometimes it is difficult to feel like each of our dogs is getting the individual attention he or she wants or needs. We do our best to keep them all happy by doing the things they each love. Each dog gets their own special moment whether it be some one on one time with Mom or Dad, getting to play their favorite game, or in our new puppy Luke’s case, knowing he has become part of a family and gets to join in the fun and games that his sisters love so much.
Kobi is older and beyond game playing, but he loves hanging out with me when I’m working from home and he also loves the walks that just he and I take around our neighborhood. We had one of those walks the weekend before last. Kobi has been slowing down a lot lately, and even though we didn’t go far, we spent close to an hour just strolling down the street together. He stops and sniffs here and there, or just gazes off into the woods wondering what is out there.
Cricket’s passion in life is for playing fetch. Yes, our younger beagle loves to play fetch possibly even more than her golden retriever sister. Every moment that we can spend outside in the yard playing is what makes her the happiest. The weather has been bitter cold this winter, but last week we got some fresh snow and a break in the temperatures, so had been spending at least a short time outside playing almost every day.
She even enjoys playing when she has to share with her new brother, Luke, who doesn’t understand the game of fetch yet. He chooses to turn the game into “keep away”, and doesn’t he love having his sisters chase him down to try and get the ball from him! Cricket gets impatient with him sometimes, when she brings the ball back to me and he steals it. Sometimes I purposely let him get it so he can have his chance to play too!
Sheba loves to be outside playing with all of us, but she also cherishes the times that I take her for a walk, just her and I. She is a bit of a jealous girl, and any time she gets to spend alone with her Mom is special time for her. In the summer we go swimming but this time of year walks are really the only option. She gets so excited when she knows she is going, she can hardly contain herself.
Luke’s most special moment had to have come when he realized he had been accepted as part of our family. Whether he is snuggling with Mom or Dad, or hanging out with his siblings, he knows he is one of us. Being accepted by his eldest sibling Kobi was very special for all of us.
We enjoy each and every moment we spend together, and we know how precious they all are. Especially with Kobi, who at 13 with failing health, is reaching the end of his time with us. We are going to cherish every precious moment we have left.
Our story is a part of the #RecipeForMoments blog hop hosted by BlogPaws. Link up below to share your story of the bond you and your pet share. What do you think your pet feels in your special moments? Five random U.S. winners who link up their blog post will win a Nature’s Recipe® lightweight collar camera to capture special moments from their pet’s point of view. See BlogPaws for official rules and details.
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