Karen Cogan on How to Spoil a Pet - #Pets
If you want to spoil your pet, here are some suggestions. Let’s face it. It’s fun. It’s easy to make them happy that we get joy out of it. I have an American Eskimo dog that is nearly seventeen years old. He’s been spoiled for a long time. Along with frequent head rubs, he loves any kind of treat. At night, he knows he gets a pill he likes when he goes potty at about eight o’clock. When he goes out for the last nighttime trip, he gets a tarter control cookie. If he gets his hair brushed, he gets another cookie. He gets bits of the cat’s food on his dry food at morning and night and he always gets the tiny bit of milk left in my bowl after breakfast cereal. These are small things that make him happy
If you want to spoil your pet, all you need to do is allow him in your bed to cuddle and snuggle under the covers on cold winter nights. Also, don’t forget to pet him any time he asks. Our younger dog is a Schnauzer. She sleeps in the middle of the bed, covered up to her little chin, and taking up more than her share of the room. She’s never spent a night outdoors and she wouldn’t know a doghouse if she saw one. She is spoiled to the core, but she’s awfully sweet. .She was a rescue and loves to be petted. If I stop, she scratches at me to get back to work. She has me well-trained.
When it comes to toys, all are not equal. Some simply don’t measure up. When you stumble upon one that is a favorite you may have to go to great lengths to replace it when it wears out. All toys are not equal. We have gone through balls that squeak and ones that have holes for treats. We’ve had squeaky toys and plush animals. When the favorite wears out, the ones that are untouched are not acceptable. We go through the process of offering new possibilities until we get another winner.
I ask myself why we spend so much time on the rituals toys, and treats they love. I realize the answer is simple. They meet us when we walk in the door. They crave our company and want to be with us. They love us. Who could ask for more?
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Starting with the publication of over two hundred articles and short stories, Karen Cogan has enjoyed her writing career. Her recent novel publications include genres of historical fiction and inspirational fiction. In addition, she has a hardback children's picture book that recently won the Moonbeam Award for best multicultural children's book.
Karen was born and reared in Houston, Texas. While still loyal to her home state, she enjoys the beautiful scenery of New Mexico, where she now lives with family and a myriad of pets. Her web site is karencogan.com.