As you know, a New Year’s resolution is often made to be broken! Almost everyone makes them, with the best intentions in mind. Your pooch may feel quite the same and want to do more to love and please you with puppy new year’s resolutions. Chances are, the first thing on the list may be a shopping spree at the local Knoxville-area Petco or Petsmart as listed below, or find one that may be closer to your home. Your pets will love you for it!
If you asked your dog what type of resolutions he or she would make, I think some thoughts may be, from the pet’s point of view, to:
- Not be so mean to other canine or feline family members, even if they were there first!
- Be a little more discreet when I fart and clear the room! I can’t help when air puffs out of my butt!!
- Stop being such a beggar when my human’s are eating tastier foods than I!!
- I will do my best not to rummage through the trash and make a mess for my people to clean up! They only get mad at me and I feel so rejected!
- I will do better when laying on my people’s furnishings, destroying their belongings. I thought those furnishings were for my pleasure as well.
- I know I need to eat my food more slowly and exercise more frequently. I don’t want my family to think I am getting too plump!
- I will do my best to do my business only outside where I am supposed to rather than leave little (or big) messes in the house because my human’s are not home! I don’t mean to make a mess. I just have trouble holding it for long periods when left by myself.
- Stop jumping on guests as they arrive. I love people and forget my jumping can be inappropriate, harmful or unappreciated.
- I won’t be so reluctant or stand-offish if my humans want to dress me up or put a bandana on me for special occasions or events. Obviously they love me enough to include me in these special occurrences.
- I will be more cooperative and less aggressive when visiting the mean old doctor. I know “it’s for my own good” and everybody else there loves me. So I guess I gotta take the good with the “bad!!”
- I just have a real hard time not barking when people approach “my domain”, even if it is the same mailman, guests or friendly neighbor. I have to let them know “who’s” boss – ME! But I will try to bark less and love more!!
Your dog, just as yourself, may not be fully successful with any or all New Year’s resolutions, but one thing is for sure. The love of a pet like your family canine is one that is unconditionally sound! That animal will do all it knows to love and please you without judgment, resolution or not!
Knoxville Petsmart, 214 Morrell Rd, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919, (865) 691-2194 or (865) 675-1191
Petco, (865) 212-1095 or (865) 671-1864