Thanks for Turning Down
the Sunshine, Mom
Has your dog ever struggled with any of nature's elements while you and he try to enjoy the outdoors together? Tanner, as an obvious result of his blonde color, has sensitive eyes. He has always squinted in the sun, avoided looking up while facing the sun, and generally done better with outdoor photos taken in early morning or early evening when the glare is less intense.
Tanner Lounges in the Shade
We spent a while outside by the pool, and even found that Tanner was not terribly concerned about wearing the Doggles on top of his head when in the shade. This was not his favorite, but clearly wasn't out of the question either.
By the time we finished our afternoon's activities and photos, Tanner had almost forgotten he was wearing the Doggles. I gave him a Natural Balance treat to let him know what a good job he had done. I was beaming with pride that he even considered allowing me to put these foreign objects over his eyes. It didn't seem natural to me. Go figure!
Each time Tanner allows me to take him to an activity that is completely new to him, I realize how close we have become. He trusts me not to hurt him or lead him into discomfort. There is rarely a "Wait, I'm not sure this is okay" look on his face any longer. Is that bonding? You bet!
Tell me about a bonding experience with your Fido. We'd all like to hear. The comment link is open.