It’s time for a little healthy separation in our multi-doodle home…
Harley and Jaxson do absoDOODLEtutely everything together! Which is not a bad thing, but the more I read the more I learn that it is “ok” for them to have independent time with me.
I’ve been plagued with this for a few months. All these years I thought keeping them together was a good thing. And I still think it is. However, I had to ask myself a difficult question –
is it because they want to or because they have to?
NEW ROUTINE –
After careful deliberation with my many personalities, I concluded that solo activities should be a part of our lifestyle.
To remain in the house w/o Harley is easy for Jaxson. His entire 3.5 year life he’s watched Harley leave for pet therapy work as well as outside events representing the hospital…
Watching me now only grab his leash, gets his tail flying at warp speed because he understands it’s an adventure with just him #solo…
THE BENEFITS –
I enjoy having more than one dog in the house. I continue to day dream of a third Doodle in our world some day. Yet even after all these years, I’m still learning so much about these Doods. #fureverthestudent
I would never have guessed – time apart could make their hearts grow fonder.
From the very beginning doing everything together made sense because their personalities mesh so well together.
When Jax was a puppy, Harley’s positive influence helped with his development. Harley took pleasure in being the disciplinarian and teacher of all things fun…
TIMING IS EVERYTHING –
The Boys are quite content having private time with Doodle Dad at home, and hanging out separately with me.
I had no idea the significance of this decision to incorporate solo adventures would have – until today.
Today I accepted a new position at work. Yours truly is now the Pet Therapy Program Coordinator at the largest teaching hospital in the State of South Carolina #unbelieveable
I am “over the Doodle Moon” with this new chapter in my life. And the best part is #waitforit
THE BOYS GET TO COME TO WORK WITH ME!
That’s right – they will rotate their days and accompany me to work whenever I need them. They will share my work space and be a part of my new job. #cantmakethisup #blessed
And this all came together AFTER my healthy separation training was over.
Who else has “solo” adventures with their dogs?
ONE MORE THING –
Please join me in congratulating Melody Finch as our Wacky Walk’r Urban Leash give-away winner…
If you are still interested in a leash for yourself, you can still take advantage of the 10% discount found on our home page.
Follow your dreams – they know the way ❤