Dogs are amazing and wonderful creatures, and I have loved them all my life. Three beautiful little dogs have shared my life for the last 15 years. I recently lost two of them because of age-related conditions.
Now I have one little guy left, Oreo. He is 10 years old, and very well loved and spoiled.
When the Master Key first started and we were new to the assignments and learning to sit completely still for 15 minutes, there was no problem to complete the sit. As it became a daily routine for me to sit in the same spot, start the timer on my phone, shut my eyes and relax, Oreo decided he wanted in on the sit.
He makes me laugh, and there are many times I have to start over. He will jump up in the chair with me, and lay beside me quietly for a while. Then he decides he wants more of my attention and will climb on my lap and place his front paws on my chest.
If I still don’t respond to him, he will lick my face or my hands, until finally, my attention is no longer on my sit!
I’ve tried going into the bedroom and closing the door, but he then cries at the door. My husband tries to keep him with him, which helps for a while, but before you know it, he is in the chair with me. I’m not sure how he knows I’m doing my sit, but he must sense some change in my energy!
And that is why I love dogs so much – there is an unexplainable spirit embodied in them, mischievous, loving, joyful, loyal and kind – and I just can’t be upset with him.
So, my dog gives a wonderful opportunity to laugh on a daily basis, and has strengthened my efforts to make my sits meaningful!