This month we humans took it easy on our adventures and focused on spending time together. With four dogs in our family, it's easy to assume that everyone is getting the same amount of attention and quality time, but honestly, it's a little uneven sometimes. Especially since Boogie requires the most hands on care, and goes out and about with us the most. We take all four out with us when we can, but as Bruno and Pina get older "going out" is becoming more stressful than fun for them.
So this month we did things a little differently to try and meet everyone where they are. Instead of everyone going outside together every time we took them on solo walks, gave them extra time to tinker around in the yard (they don't play outside unattended), and played fetch with Sesame about a million times! We also made sure to get in some extra snuggle time, sniff their fur, squeeze their paws and ears, give them treats just for being themselves and, this is a big one ... PUT DOWN OUR PHONES when the day was done so having a toasty chihuahua in our laps or next to us on the couch was fully appreciated.
We're not sure if they noticed our efforts, but it did remind us humans to stop and smell the flowers.
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