You Do Things Weird
Do you remember how shocking it was the first time you stayed over at a friend’s house? Your friend’s family did everything differently from your family. They
- left the tv on all day long even if no one was watching it
- drank soda with dinner instead of water
- ate their meals without saying “grace”
Up was down. Black was white.
Not everyone did things just like you. Shocking!
Even today, I get into a rut where I forget how unique we all are. That’s why I feel lucky to have a little dog to remind me.
Honey Never Does That
Yes, I’ve had other dogs. And we’ve welcomed foster puppies and dogs into our home.
But there’s nothing like having a new dog visit to highlight how unique each of us truly is.
We have a neighbor’s dog staying with us while they’re away. And it’s been very fun.
We don’t have to work on house training or help grow his confidence like we have with foster dogs. So we’re free just to enjoy him. And have fun comparing him with Honey.
Everything That Could Be Different Is Different
Honey and our guest dog, C, are opposite in so many ways. Let me share just a few:
Honey is big; C is small – How small? If C were sleeping in bed with us, I’d have to be careful not to send him flying when I pulled the covers over me.
Honey is grounded; C likes heights – Honey has never even put her paws up on the counter. C’s favorite spot is perched on the back of the sofa and looking out the window.
Honey waits for an invitation; C helps himself – Every one of our previous dogs pushed her way into our bathroom with her nose. Honey does not; even if there’s a six inch gap to squeeze herself into. C is like every other dog I’ve lived with. He’ll butt his head into the door and come strolling in like he owns the place.
Honey is a girl; C is a boy – Sure, Honey likes to sniff on a walk. But covering up every other urine mark in the neighborhood is a religion with C.
Honey is sociable; C can be persnickety – Honey tries to play with everyone. C has let her know he has no intention of being a chew toy for a Golden Retriever. Besides, he only associates with humans.
Honey is light; C is dark – Everything about Honey is golden, including her eyelashes. C is black with white trim and a tail that looks like it was dipped into white paint.
Honey is sweet and lovable; C is sweet and lovable – Well, I guess they’re not total opposites.
How Many Ways Can a Good Dog Be Good
C has been such an easy house guest. He’s adapted well to being in a new setting without his family. And he’s fun to have around.
Having C with us shows what a tremendous variety of good dogs there are in this life. And his presence is a great reminder to appreciate my own good girl who is like no one else in the world.
Has a house guest ever reminded you of how unique your animals are?
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