Friday, June 11, 2010

Pet Appreciation Week

Do you appreciate your dog? June 7 through 13 is celebrated as Pet Appreciation Week. Thinking about this, I sat back and asked myself, “Do my Sibes feel appreciated?” We all believe we love and appreciate our beloved furry members of our family. We give them food, shelter, kisses, hugs, and in some case, lots and lots of toys. But do they feel appreciated?

In the canine world, appreciation really means love, and it pretty much comes in very simple terms. A warm place to sleep, fresh food to eat, cool water to drink, a pat on the back, and (always) a treat. They don’t really care if their cloth coat is a designer brand, if their collars have sparkling bling, if their bed is fancy, or if they have the newest toys. They would be just as happing chewing up a paper towel roll as they would the most popular dog toy. They would be content sleeping in a bed of hay, or in their kennel/crate or at the foot of our beds. They would enjoy getting brushed by our children as much as they would by a professional groomer – actually, they’d enjoy the children doing it more!

Sadly, some dogs do not have it as good as others. Too many are just waiting in shelters for some kind human to stop by their cage and choose them to love and take home. So many Huskies are turned in, especially after the "Oh-my-gosh-its-so-cute" puppy stage – mostly because folks select a Siberian Husky from a breeder simply because they fall in the love with its beauty without really knowing what the needs of the breed are. Sibes are extremely intelligent, high energy, rough playing, fast running, destructive, small animal-chasing, loving, loyal, happy, singing, talking dogs. Sadly, many Sibes are turned into shelters as new owners become frazzled by their personalities and do not/can not provide the right environment for a Sibe. 

No matter the origin of where we meet and select our canine companion, what really speaks to a dog is quite simple and pure; it's L-O-V-E. And in the canine world, there’s one universal message: LOVE = APPRECIATION. There is no better reward for a family than the loyalty and affection of a dog. Whether you buy one from a breeder or adopt one from a shelter, remember the love you give is the love you’ll receive—tenfold.

Now don’t just take my word for it – go see for yourself! But I warn you, your results may be blurred by lots of licks, wonderful woos, and happy tail wagging. Until next time, Happy Friday and lots of Husky Hugs to all our fine-fur coated friends!

7 comments:

  1. We try to make sure our pups know they are loved every day.

    Cute photo. :)

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  2. I think we feel appreciated. Mom hugs on us every day!

    Kat

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  3. My Doggy Nanny and my mom do a pretty good job evFURRYday!

    What a great pikh!

    BTW, Mom and I saw this post earlier today - it fits with yours
    http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2010/06/just-a-dog/

    We'll going to share it on my blog this Sunday

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  4. Sometimes, I think we are appreciated way too much! The humans really bug us with all the OVER attention they give us at times. Sometimes we just want to hang out and nap and they want to cuddle and snuggle and smooch on us.

    But, then again, they do spoil us rotten. We consider ourselves very lucky! Just like you do, I bet!

    Holly

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  5. Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom - a GREAT link to the slideshow! That was really "just special!" Perfectly suited for Pet Appreciation Week! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the blog support to each of you!

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  6. Woooooos! We love our pawrents too! As shelter doggies ourselves we wish that all humans would be a little more careful in choosing the right dog fur the right human!
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

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  7. Sweet photo! Great post. You pups are very smart - being loved is the best thing there is! I love my human and she sure loves me, giving me lots of treats even for no reason! I feel so sad when I think of all the doggies sitting in shelters waiting for loving homes. I would love a World where no more homeless pets existed.

    Thanks for sharing such a great post on Pet Appreciation Week!

    Suka

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