We just got back from our first road trip to LA from TX with our dogs. Thank goodness I packed the Bach Rescue Remedy for Pets that I mentioned in my last post. Four drops on Teddie’s nose (our 80# Beagle-yes-he was stray and that’s what vet told us he was as a puppy) helped him cope with the long car ride through the desert of NM and AZ.
Teddie's first road trip
Since I work mostly from home now, I have the privilege of spending a lot of time with our dogs. I always wondered what they did when I was gone all day at the studio or clinic. They are definitely creatures of habit. It’s so interesting to me that their daily routines are naturally full of healthy habits.
I don’t even need an alarm to take breaks anymore. Tyson, our Boston Terrier/Beagle mix, loves to bring me his tennis ball for a quick game of toss whenever I’m working too long on the computer. He just wants me to take a short time out which always helps me be more productive.
Here are 12 healthy lessons I think they would share with us if they could talk:
Tyson with his favorite toys (& comfy bed)
It’s amazing that dogs really live and do these things every day without fail. What great role models for us!
What’s one health lesson your furry friend is trying to teach you? Please share with us in the comments below.
Here’s to living a dog’s life- rest, play, love, repeat!
Mollie Miller, PT