We’re with my family for this Thanksgiving holiday. While I was gearing up for this trip AND our move, I’ve been stressed, yes, and Pyrrha has also been stressed, but when I stop for a moment, I realize that we have a LOT to be thankful for.
Thinking just about Pyrrha this season, during our second Thanksgiving with her, I am thankful that:
- She is so easy. We never worry about her getting into stuff in the house, making messes, or causing general headaches.
- She is patient with us.
- She is healthy!
- She is so food-motivated. This makes training (and coercing her to love Guion) a whole lot easier.
- She adores other dogs.
- She is quiet.
- She’s become much more calm about visitors and house guests. Although she’d still prefer that they didn’t touch her, she warms up to them a lot faster now, particularly with men (who are never her favorites).
- She’s always looking out for me.
Pyrrha continues to make lots of progress! It’s amazing to me to look back to last year’s Thanksgiving and realize that that was the first time she showed interest in retrieving. Crazy! Fetch is now one of her favorite games. It amazes me how much shy dogs can change, as static as they can seem sometimes. Yet another thing to be thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you US-based readers and pups!
How does your dog inspire gratitude in your life?