On a bad day I ask myself, why do I blog about my dog? If I love my dog, shouldn’t I spend more time with her and less time writing about her?
If I think about it a while, I realize it’s not the blog that keeps me from spending more time with Honey. Instead, it’s mindless time on Facebook, obsessive checking of email, and other monumental time wasters.
And when I think about it more, I think of all the benefits I receive from blogging about Honey.
- I “meet” other wonderful dog lovers from all over the world.
- I learn more about dogs.
- I have time to reflect on my relationship with my best girl.
I’m still struggling to get back onto my regular blogging schedule. But the many benefits of writing Something Wagging This Way Comes convinces me I should keep pushing along.
Should I blog? Probably. At least for now.
And should I dog? Most definitely.
Update: Reading the comments to my post Sometimes You Train the Dog; Sometimes the Dog Trains You made me realize I didn’t explain something properly.
Honey doesn’t stay outside because she’s still playing or lying in a sunspot. She sits just outside the door staring at me. It’s almost as if she is saying, “I’ll come in. But I really think I need a treat first.”
The comments had lots of wonderful suggestions and a few people shared that Honey isn’t the only dog reluctant to come inside without a yummy enticement.
I really liked Julie’s suggestion that we make a game out of clicking for fast passages through the door. Hopefully we’ll get Honey excited about coming inside when I call her. At least before the weather gets too much colder.
Thanks to everyone for your smart advice and funny comments.
Your Turn: If you blog or spend time on social media, do you feel guilty about taking time away from your dog? Or is there something else in your life that prevents you from spending more time with your furry family members?