One Hundred and Eight Paws

Dear Leo,

Sometimes life teaches us lessons. Mama says that every time we make a decision, that means that we’re steering the course of our lives. This might seem deep for a doggy, but I listen and I care about you humans more than you know. Sometimes I make decisions because I am stubborn. Mama and dada think it might be because I am part hound dog. I don’t know for sure, but I do know that it is hard to give in. Most of the time I just sit down, or put my paws in a firm stance to say, “No, nope, nada, not happening.” It doesn’t always work out that I get my way. I would say nine paws out of ten, I have to moan and just face the music. You might be wondering why I’m writing this to you little brother. 

Well, that’s because you’re at this new stage of life where you have lots of big ideas in your head. You know how to do a lot of things and you want to do it all by yourself, or your way. Sometimes you have some big feelings, as mama says, that comes along with those ideas. I just sit and wait patiently, or I come and give you big kisses to help ease the frustration you might be having. I remember being a puppy and thinking how scary and challenging it was if I didn’t get my way. For instance, I refused to leave the house, then the garage, and then the driveway. For at least the first two months of life in our home, I would not venture past those markers unless the big humans carried me. But I learned that, it was ok to try some new things and to trust my humans. Now I’m trying to help you learn that it’s ok to try new things in different ways, even if it’s not the way you envisioned it baby. 

I love you, 


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