My family lovingly jokes that I am a “Crazy Dog Lady” and it is a title I proudly accept. I am crazy about my two spoiled dogs, Winston and Lilly. My first dog, Winston, was adopted while my son was in high school. Like most teens, my son went through a phase where he preferred to spend more time with his friends than he did with his Mom. I found myself longing for someone to take care of, and ended up adopting my first dog. Thanks to K9 Advantix for partnering with me for this post about my dogs.
Winston was a rescue who had cruelly spent his entire first year locked in a tiny cage. Having never been socialized, he required many hours of professional training, lots of patience and TLC. He has come a very long way the last few years, but still has some anxiety issues.
It’s not just me taking care of my dogs, they take care of me too. I have a seizure disorder and Winston seems to always know when something is off with me. He won’t leave my side until he knows I am okay. He’s such a good boy.
My little girl dog, Lilly, became part of our family about a year later when my Veterinarian suggested a dog companion might be good for Winston. Lilly is the sweetest girl, but sadly has a number of chronic health problems. Visits to see Veterinary specialists and a couple of surgeries the last few years has been very costly, but she is a beloved member of the family and I feel obligated to provide her the best care that I can. I think sometimes people don’t realize the responsibility and potential cost that come with having a pet.
There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for my two little dogs. They are quite spoiled and admittedly I give them a few too many treats. They even went on vacation with us to the beach last week, and had so much fun playing in the sand and surf. Making sure that my furbabies get lots of love, eat a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise, have proper medical care, and are free of fleas and ticks are all things that are very important to me. Living in the South, the battle against fleas, ticks and mosquitoes is ongoing and requires a monthly preventative.
My dogs are spoiled rotten, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
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I hope you’ll leave a comment below and tell me about your four-legged friend!
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