Yes. I Pamper My Dog.

I admit to feeling like a sorta bad dog mom when I let poor Vlassic play with the toad on Sunday. Luckily, like any bad parental figure, I can say I’m sorry by buying him stuff.

Classic Vlassic and Anita making the same face.

Heck, this little shiny black fellow has made a huge difference in my life. I don’t want to lose his cold nose and warm belly. Or his hilarious poses.

Luckily, today the monthly Bark Box arrived! I knew he’d forgive me if a squeak toy suddenly appeared! The theme this month was excercise equipment.

This little barbell did the trick! He ran and ran with joy. But that was not all the pampering for the day! Little did he know, today was Indulge Your Dog Day, at least at our house.

Anita needed dog food, and I needed a new leash (it finally broke after a younger Vlassic chewed on it a few months ago). So we went to the pet store and I found a leash and new collar that will reflect light if he’s running around the ranch at night and a car drives up.

New collar is purple, like my hair.

See, I care about his safety! He also got a chew bone with meat flavor in it. He chewed that a long time (and Pickle got a bully stick).

Hi, Jean! Do you like my collar?

Of course, the pampered pup had to say hi to his Milam Touch of Love Board friends. Then he slept on me. That’s my favorite part of every day. Guess I’m a pampered dog mom.

PS: I also got the other dogs a big new tug-of-war toy. I didn’t forget them.

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

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