If you follow the blog at all, you knew there would have to be a dog-specific theme during this challenge.
I honestly can’t remember my thought process with this as a theme though!
Alas, the theme is bark or dog or something along those lines. I have to say this when it comes to barking: I got pretty lucky with Harper. She’s really not much of a barker.
She does it a bit if her friends are visiting and they are playing and they bark at something. And, sometimes she will bark out the window at people or another dog walking by. Though, I have to be honest, I think a lot of that is because she wants to go meet them!
Even at a young age, Harper didn’t show her voice. And I can appreciate that. I have a hard time with dogs who bark a lot (it’s the reason there are certain breeds of dogs I couldn’t own). I have a hard time with babies who cry all the time, too, which is probably one reason it’s good I never had kids!
Still, a dog needs to have a voice. And she has one, that’s for sure. Thankfully, though, it’s not often shown!
Outside of that, we’re just a few months away from Harper’s third birthday. How is that even possible?
And just a couple of months out of that, she will have been with us for three years. That is even more mind blowing.
She’s come a long way. I’ve seen some calmness in her as she ages, but she’s still got a lot of puppy left in her. One thing I want to do this summer is work on a few other tricks and such, to keep working on her mind.
I also want to make sure this summer that I get her dock diving a little bit more than we did last year. I know she truly loves doing that, even if it’s just a few jumps and then swimming around and chasing me or her toy! I’ve even thought about possibly putting her into a couple of competitions, depending on if I feel she can do it without it being added stress, and keeping it way more fun.
If you have a dog, make sure you give it some extra pets and treats and realize how blessed you are to have such a wonderful animal in your life. They aren’t with us near long enough, so cherish all the time you have with them!
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