When Dogs Mean More Than a Best Friend...5:27 PM
Last week was a scary time for us. We had heard a noise in the driveway and looked out the window just in time to see our delivery driver open the gate to bring a package in; our giant Great Pyrenees mix puppy took the chance to squeeze by -- taking off down the road before we could catch him.
He had never done this before, and we were unable to call him back. We were scared. When would he come home? Would he come home?
Later that night, as the kids were going to bed, we were sad. Glenn, our puppy hadn't returned. With all the hunters out shooting, we were worried that he may have been hurt. We were prepared to have to tell the kids that their dog was gone.
Suddenly, as I was turning off the front porch light, I heard a scratching at the door. It was GLENN! He had returned after being gone for hours, ready to have his evening meal.
While we learned an important lesson about making sure the gate stayed shut. I also learned something about the dog that often annoyed me with his hyperactivity and his cumbersome size: I love that dog. He is a part of our family, and we rewarded him with lots of puppy treats that night. (We even let him in the house for a little cuddle time.)
My dog calms me when I'm stressed, which is why I think the job of therapy dog is a good one for many breeds. Cesar Canine Cuisine agrees and has created a special Facebook page all about it! For a limited time, you can visit the special tab and share a therapy dog story about you or someone you know. By sharing the stories, you can share the love!
In 2012 cesar® is committed to donating $100,000 to help support Therpay Dogs and all they do to help people in need. The donation will be distributed to three organizations: Intermountain Therapy's R.E.A.D.'s division, The Good Dog Foundation and American Humane Association.
We'll continue allowing our dogs to help enrich our lives. We are proud that companies we work with - like Cesar - are letting dogs help others in the same way!
*I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Cesar and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.