It’s no surprise our pets teach us many things. They love without judgment and are unabashed about their feelings, thoughts, and personality. After bringing an animal companion into the family, everyday become a learning experience. Patience and determination are tested early on, but once routine sets in- the sky is the limit. These lessons are subtle, but are part of the reason pets enrich our lives so much.
1. Age is Just a Number
Marnie was adopted from the shelter as an 11-yr-old senior. Between her age and charm, this little lady has taken the world by storm. She is now 15 and soaking up every beautiful moment this world has to offer her. Mazel Marnie!
2. Big is Beautiful
Chunky is a testament to embracing your body image. He is as handsome as they come, but his hilarious costumes really add to this bodacious package. Sweet as honey and goofy to boot, this floppy fella is the picture of empowerment.
3. Go Above and Beyond
In such as big world, it’s easy to feel small. Stepping outside your bubble is the first move towards greatness. Dagger may not be the biggest dog, but he has travelled from deserts and oceans to forest and front seats. Take a note from this foxy pom’s book and give adventure a chance.
4. Love is All You Need
The healing power of a warm embrace and a sloppy kiss is undeniable. You don’t get as many friends as Dean without having a soft spot. His past times include playing in the snow and offering ‘free cuddles’.
5. Offer a Paw to Those in Need
Daisy Underbite is a rescued therapy dog who has never let her physical troubles get in her way. She enjoys running around with the help of her wheels or prosthetic legs. This West Coast girl is never without a smile and is obvious loves spreading her joy.
6. Dare to Be Different
Venus’ motto is ‘Be Different, Be Bold’. This exotic girl may have two faces, but she is one of a kind. Each day is filled with new surprises, whether it be walking into the mouth of a beast or curling up with a companion.
7. Work Like a Dog, Sleep Like a Log
Walter Cronkite is notorious for working too hard. However, this handsome boy knows the importance of a cat nap. Taking time for yourself means you’ll be able to wake up refreshed and ready for the next great challenge.
8. Attitude is Everything
The saying goes, life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Hamilton was born with a ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes his reactions priceless. Keeping a positive attitude ensures that the best will come out of any situation.
9. The Harder You Work, the Luckier You Get
While other cats spend their days sleeping in a sun patch, Lil Bub is playing it for the flashbulb. All that effort (plus a cute tongue) has made him a force to be reckoned with. Some people may be born with four-leafed clovers in their pocket, but growing your own brings just as much luck.
10. Be Your Own Rainbow
Finley is the definition of an individual. Whether he is sporting a bow tie or going au natural, he owns every room he walks into. Let this pug be your guide to a new level of confidence.