It’s Monday, so it must be Magical and I thought I’d introduce you to two members of my family that make every day magical.
Dogs are the coolest. You can teach them tricks, take them places, you can even teach them to talk. Well, some people can, I don’t seem to have that magic touch. We’ve got two dogs in the Etherton House: Zora and Ganon. For you Zelda fans, yes, they are named after the video game. I’m kind of a huge Zelda freak, but that’s a whole other blog!
Back to the dogs.
The big guy is Ganon – he’s an Australian Shepherd and possibly the sweetest dog I’ve ever owned. I’m thinking about taking him to Therapy Training so that he can go to hospitals and let kids lay all over him. That would be Ganon Heaven.
The little dog in the picture is Zora – she’s a Jack Russell and would fail Therapy Training miserably. She’s mama’s dog and don’t no one try to tell her otherwise. If anyone tried to hurt me I would fear for their lives before my own. She’s little, but those jaws are powerful.
These dogs are more than just pets. They’re our walking partners, beach buddies, hiking pals, snuggle buds, and best of all, they are our best secret keepers. I tell my dogs everything. Sure, their advice usually revolves around bacon, but sometimes there’s a gem amidst all the slobber. I’ll have a funny video on Friday about a dog and bacon, make sure you come back to check it out!
Someone once told me I was nuts to have a Jack and an Aussie together, but they’re great playmates and while yes, they are wicked smart, they use their power for good and not evil. Except that one time Zora got into the chocolate covered espresso beans. Again, that’s a whole other blog. Suffice it to say she’s fine and no, she didn’t learn a lesson.
After a couple of edits, I like to read my novel out loud and my dogs make an excellent audience. They never whine or complain or tell me the pacing is too slow. Usually, they just sleep (refer to picture above). I have to skip over words like ‘treat’ or ‘walk’ because those just gets them too excited.
I’ve heard that the simple act of petting a dog calms us and releases endorphins in our brain saying we’re happy. Maybe so, but all I know is that it’s way easier to snuggle with a dog than a horse or lizard. And forget about cuddling a fish. No pun intended.
What is your chosen pet? Do you tell all your secrets to them? If your pet could speak to you, what do you think they would say? I know mine would say, ‘more bacon please’. Is there a fantastical creature you wish could be your pet? A dragon, perhaps?