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10 Reasons Why Being a Dog is Pawsome

By Sparky

There are many reasons why being a dog is amazing. As 2017 begins and we say so long to 2016, I find myself thinking about exactly how lucky I am to be where I am today.

I’ve been through a lot this past year. I met my 21st Century Animal HealthCare family and became their canine pet representative in the great state of Arizona, was introduced to Simon, and learned a lot about living a happy and healthy life.

With my experiences in 2016 and the plans I have for 2017, I have a sneaking suspicion that this is going to be my best year yet. I’m sure a lot of you are hoping for that same thing! I can’t blame you. But why don’t we really take the time to have a bang up year?

Let’s start by reflecting upon why it’s great to be YOU! Take a moment and write a short list of reasons why it’s wonderful to be who you are, whether that’s a dog, cat, human, reptile or bird. Why is it great being exactly who you are in 2017? Here are my top 10 reasons.

Why it’s great to be a furry canine:

  1. No one judges you if you stop and sniff the fire hydrants – I mean, roses.
  1. No one expects you to pay the household bills. It really is nice not to have that burden.
  1. Eating food off of the floor is not only acceptable for dogs like me, some people actually expect us to do it for them.
  1. If you have a little extra weight around the mid section, you only have your human to blame.
  1. Healthy choices – when it comes to supplements and diets plans – are strictly maintained by others around you. It sure makes you feel less guilty if you have a cheat day.
  1. You don’t have to clean up after yourself. If you make a mess or accidentally potty on the floor it magically disappears within minutes. (Off course I try very hard never to let this happen as dad really likes to keep our home clean)
  1. Sleeping in until noon each day is totally acceptable.
  1. Playing games and licking faces are the biggest responsibilities you’ll face all year.
  1. You don’t have to be embarrassed if you’re a bit gassy around friends.
  1. You don’t have to shower on a daily basis or go into the office during the day! (though off course those days I do get to visit the office are awesome, so many people wanting to play and talk with me)

There are many reasons why it’s great to be you in 2017 – and every year for that matter. You just have to take the time to reflect and think about why it’s pawsome to be who and where you are today. I know I’m loving every moment of it. Here’s to an amazing next 11 months!

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