Today I am writing about a campaign that I have recently joined called Pets Add Life.
The Pets Add Life campaign is designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of pet ownership, thus driving increased adoption of pets and responsible ownership of pets. Produced by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), PAL includes threeYouTube videos, a Facebook fan page, a Twitter page, a blog, regular pet news segments, a brochure, an ad, web links, a poster, and other promotions.
This is such an important campaign because as pet owners we need to spread the word that pets really do add so much to our lives.
I personally have never been without a pet. I have been given the privilege to always have a dog to share my life with and I plan to keep it that for however long I may live.
Throughout my life dogs have not only given me unconditional love but they have also been my stress relievers. When I am having a trying day, a simple walk or grooming session with the boys will soothe my nerves and put me back in my happy place. A simple walk with them has saved me from many panic attacks.
Each dog that I have had throughout my life has given me something unique, but today I am going to share with you what Sherman, Leroy, Plunger and even Gibby has given us.
Sherman has given me a bond that I could never of imagined a person could have with a dog.
He is my angel dog.
If Newfies had wings they would be on Sherman.
He is faithful and always by myside.
He’s the first one I see when I wake up in the morning, and he’s the last one I see at night.
He’s the first one to greet me when I come home and he is the first one by my side when he thinks I am in trouble.
He has shown me loyalty and true unconditional love.
He has given me companionship, and the sense of security that only a dog can give.
What can I say about Leroy? Whew!
I give Leroy a tough time, but I love this dog with all my heart and I already know right now that there will never be another dog like Leroy in my life.
He’s my guy.
He makes me laugh, he makes me cry.
He has given me joy and happiness and brought humor back to my life when it went missing.
Leroy gives me love. You would have to be there to appreciate it but when I have him up on the grooming table and I am brushing his chest, he rests his head on my shoulder and each time he does it, he melts my heart.
Have you ever had a dog rest their head on your shoulder? It’s such a soothing effect.
He has shown me that life should always be fun.
Plunger, Plunger, Plunger.
Plunger doesn’t get much face time on the blog, but you know what? He’s 13 years old and he is in retirement.
Plunger has given me patience.
He has shown me that no matter what your age or size, no one should underestimate you. Life is good and it’s your choice how you should live it and when you should live it.
Only move off the couch if you want to. Life will be there waiting for you tomorrow.
Gibby has only been with us for a few short weeks but he has already added to our life.
Gibby has brought our family more bonding time.
He is teaching my children about responsibility and how to care for animals.
He is teaching my children that vegetables and fruits are good.
Seriously. I have more vegetables in my house than I ever had before and guess what? The kids like vegetables! Who would of thought that a guinea pig could get my kids to eat veggies!
Taking care of my pets properly is the most important way that I can thank them for all that they have given me in my life. Proper nutrition, grooming, vet care and love will ensure that we share many more years together and add to each other’s life.
So tell me what your pets add to your life.
This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership