My older pup, Buddy, is my constant indoor companion. My two outside shepherds, too big to live inside but well equipped with outdoor housing and shade and an abundance of toys are big babies. They love mommy and daddy and we can play for tow or more hours a day and walk them and they still want more attention even though they have almost an acre of free roaming space and each other. My cats are like mini monsters. They love to break, destroy, tear apart and well, actually just turn anything that is within reach into a shred of nothing. And then there are my sweet parakeets. They had two babies to my total shock and surprise that grew and came out of the nesting box. Well, now two weeks later mama bird is back in box so I assume more babies are coming. If nothing else, my animals fill me with love and daily surprises! have a great day fellow bloggers!
I have a neighbor who was always just fussing about everything. Nothing was ever right. I got to where I avoided her at all cost because my anxiety would shoot up when I saw her, knowing another complaint was coming.
Then wow! This morning, someone (probably teens that like to wreck havoc here, lol) let my two sheps out. I was asleep and didn’t know. she , the neighbor, actually rounded them up and got them back in the fence. I got up and went outside to feed the cat and here she came. OH wow! But then she told me about the dogs and that my biggest was just sitting in the street and our neighbors drive 50 in this 25 zone. She is a small woman and how she managed it I have no clue because he weighs 120 pounds.
Needless to say, I could not thank her enough. It turns out she loves animals and did not want my dog to get hurt. The other younger shep was just playing in the front yard. Soooo, we ended up exchanging numbers, she has anxiety too and I now have a FRIEND and not a frenemy!
I love them both because their love is unconditional, they are resilient, they love back, they are there no matter how many times you think you are devoting time with them when really you are just trying to keep them occupied so you can get something done. And the sad thing is, some are abused and yet they still love you. Those my heart cries for.
They are funny, happy to see you, willing to forgive, loyal and they are sweet souls. I know in our generation and the teens in this day, though not all by any means but quite a few are now selfish,spoiled all about themselves and not very nice with almost no respect.
BUT there are still plenty like the above I mentioned. Dogs and the children who are still not spoiled brats , on the other hand, never change toward their masters or parents, unless they get rabies but still you get my point. No matter what you do to them, no matter how little time you have for them they always are there for you.
That is why I love dogs and children. Actually, I love all of the animal, mammal, bird etc. kingdom but dogs are in a different zone.
Okay. So the past week has been so crazy. My husband got sick, ended up in hospital and we all know how fun that is. The dogs had family looking after them and the cats and birds and fish.
The dogs freaked with love when we got here, the cats ignored me as usual, the fish could care less and the birds screamed loud enough for three blocks away to hear. So, things are settling in now.
BUT, here we trying to stay awake until we could sleep without waking up at 3 a.m. for the day. But this is one of my boring post so I will add one of my random quote so maybe that will make it more interesting.
MY RANDOM QUOTE: The path of life is filled with many roads. The ones you choose will determine how green your grass is.
I just wanted to explain some of what goes on when dealing with panic and anxiety. I have been told, “Well, that is not how it really is. What you are feeling about situations are not true, be it family, the world, etc.” Well, when going through it, it is real to you. It may NOT be the actual reality but your mind is telling you it is.
I DO pray and I have been HELPED so much by that, I do listen to soothing music, I do try ALL of the things I come across to help. I do at times feel lonely, I do get scared, I do rely on God and the other forms of therapy that come along and I DO want to get better.
Having this issue makes me no less of a believer in God than someone who does not have it. It simply means I am having to start over again and regroup. It does not mean I am not aware of what others are going through or that I think I am worse off.
It simply means that my mind is telling me things and I am relying on the many ways to re train my brain. God gives us a powerful tool and it can be used by Satan to make us think we are weak but I can assure people with this issue are actually very strong. They just got caught off guard and BOOM it happened.
Be kind and supportive instead of thinking (As I have been told, that I do not have enough faith. I believe I do but maybe I am just having a harder time grasping what has been a situation I never encountered before). I always held my own, tried to be there for others, and to help when needed.
I am human, not perfect. I am loving, loyal, and I stand behind those I love. Do not judge a situation until you have been there or you may find yourself there and then and only then can you fully understand.
Does that mean I want YOU to go through it? NO! It simply means that I would hope you can be the friend or help that the person needs at that time.
Another journey day on this road. God Bless. 🙂
Well sweet Nitro did good last night. We just blocked him off in the kitchen in case of another accident but he did good.
Yes, life with Nitro can be challenging, fun, frustrating, good, and on and on but he is a wonderful pup in so many ways that
more often than not, it is worth it. Of course on the bad days, I still harbor dreams of doggie daycare. hahahhahahaha.
I am writing these because so many shepherds are dumped due to their energy, their ability to destroy, the amount of time
people never expected they would need and so on. So DO your research AND make SURE you find a GOOD breeder.
These are awesome dogs but I am telling you from someone who did the research, it was way more than I ever imagined.
On that note, have a good day!
Nitro is our pup. One of three dogs. Buddy is a pap/pom mix at a topping 13 lbs, Tracer is an outside dog, a rescue who is probably about 30 lbs. Both are mild mannered and kind. Then there is Nitro. Nitro is a German Shepherd we bought and brought home at 10 weeks. It has been interesting ever since. He is now seven months old, 82 lbs. and we love him. Let me start with that. LOL. He is a destruction magnet beyond words. He tears and eats everything. He terrorizes the cats and Buddy when he can but I usually catch him. He does not hurt them, just gives them a hard time. Tracer hates him. He does NOT play fair. Actually most all animals hate him. He is a bully and he agitates just for fun. When he was teething, my arms paid the price. The only thing we did not do correctly was check out the breeder good enough.
Now, of course I would not give him away or sell him but there are days I dream of doggy daycare. Yes, there, I admit it. He has torn the upstairs hallway carpet to shreds but no problem. I was going to replace it anyway. He has shredded my antique stool. No problem, just a few thousand dollars there. He tried to shred my couch lining but I caught him in time. He got into the soft cat food outside twice and so, yes, I found bathroom disaster the next morning.
So, I guess most people would think, is there any good in the dog? Why, yes there is. He is protective when he feels we are threatened and yet, he laps all over kids. He loves to be loved. He actually gets his feelings hurt if he thinks you are mad. In those times, he is a gentle giant. He is smart. He is easy to train in MOST areas. He loves to be petted. He guards over the animals even though he harasses them.
So, before you buy a Shepherd, know your facts. I studied them and about them for two years before I even considered the option. Hubby wanted one, not me. We messed up because of a bad or half breeder that my hub trusted. I should have checked her out more. BUT, all in all, I do love him. It is just a LOT of work so be prepared for it needing lots of your time, energy and attention before buying.