Monday With Fido

I’m here at my brother’s home taking care of his dog Fido and Mr. Kitty while they’re away. We made it through Monday together pretty well. I think Fido and I have a little understanding. I stay within his view and he’s relaxed – LOL!

As I sit here typing, Fido is on his bed with his eyes at half mast breathing deeply and completely relaxed which is good. He’s nearing his end and I want to make it the best I can for him because he deserves it. We all do. Not just when we’re nearing our end of time on earth, but all the time. And I think that’s something we forget because we always think we have more time.

But life is short when you think about it. Life can be uncertain as there are no guarantees for anything which means changes can happen in the blink of an eye. Not to scare you, but to remind you…and myself. Which is why I have infinite patience with Fido right now. Whatever he wants, whatever makes him comfortable I am doing. Yup, I’m spoiling him even though my brother told me not to because it’s not fair to Fido that when they return from their trip that he won’t have someone’s undivided attention. But I don’t see it that way. I see it as Fido being pampered while I’m here. And sure, the regular family routine will begin again when I leave, but for now, why not have him feel super secure while his family is away?

I probably should ask you what you think because I’m not currently a dog owner so maybe the dog psyche is different. What do you think? Should I be spoiling Fido or keep to the family routine of coming and going all day long?

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11 Responses to Monday With Fido

  1. Beth W. says:

    I think soiling and pampering him is wonderful! Like you said, the family routine will resume soon enough, so let him have some extra attention for a while. I’m quite sure my doggy Romeo would agree with me πŸ˜πŸ•πŸ˜

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  2. Dawna says:

    We spoil our furbabies all the time. So, with Fido being near the end of his life… Most definitely! πŸ’–

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  3. LA says:

    When my mom watches the dog I tell her not to spoil her. Of course, my dog is really spoiled by us so I don’t know if it matters

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  4. petespringerauthor says:

    Telling a family member not to spoil the dogβ€”yeah, like that’s going to happen. Kind of like grandparents with grandchildren. It happens.

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    • janieleeds says:

      It has been wonderful spoiling Fido and my brother now understands and I think he’s grateful. Imagine how I’ll be with grandkids? πŸ™‚ Or how you’ll be Pete!!!! Exciting for sure…but down the road for me b/c my kids are still young.

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