What’s Important to You?

This! So true for all species, and couldn’t have said it better myself.

Paws Abilities

For a professional dog trainer, my dogs are not very “well trained.” They wear Freedom harnesses on walks to keep them from pulling. They get excited when visitors come over. They bark when people come to the door.

purplepenRecently, I posted a picture on Facebook of my youngest dog, Mischief, with purple ink on her paws from a pen she had just destroyed. A good friend of mine was very concerned, and contacted me privately. Perhaps I might be hurting my business, she worried. Wouldn’t people be less likely to hire me if they saw that my puppy was destructive? What kind of dog trainer would let her dog do something so blatantly naughty?

Well, I would, for one. I love bragging about the amazing things my dogs can do, but I’m also not afraid to share their less impressive moments with the world. I thought Mischief’s pen murder was…

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About Emily Strong

behavior consultant. veterinary technician. crazy parrot lady. lifelong animal lover. cellist. yogi. hula hooper. horse rider. swimmer. singer. reader. writer. dreamer. music lover. amateur gardener. nutrition enthusiast. eternal student. language lover. aspiring polyglot. tattoo canvas. water drinker. overthinker. bountiful laugher. overenthusiast. attention deficit meditator.
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2 Responses to What’s Important to You?

  1. Nicole says:

    Love this!!!!!!! My budgie has a thing where she picks the F keys off my mac and flies around and hides them. It is actually pretty hilarious. She loves it so much. I appreciate that some people might find this appalling, but I appreciate more that I don’t care. It’s fun. My bird’s never going to have a mortgage. My F keys are the only ones that she will ever be exposed to. It works for our household. Every time I look at the row of little white nubs on my computer, I think of my bird and how thankful I am that she is in my life. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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