And it reminded me of just one of the many reasons why I adore my dog – so I tweeted about it. After the rough first year together, especially the first 3 months, I try really hard to find a reason to appreciate Miki everyday.
Which prompted Angela to write a blog entry about why Shep rocks – and challenged me to do the same for Miki.
So, here goes. Things about Miki that I adore:
– how excited she gets over my filling her water bowl
– that she is excited to see me, whether I’ve left for 8 hours or 1, or she’s been outside for 10 minutes
– she’s beautiful, and people tell me all the time- and I only wish I could take credit for it
– she won’t chew on her treats unless I’m home – anything I leave with her while I’m gone goes unchewed
– the soggy, sad face she makes while standing out in the rain
– the way she’s not afraid of anything, even bikes (after being run over by one)… and big dogs
– her need to meet and visit with absolutely everyone at the dog park, human or canine
– she chases her tail, A LOT! And if she catches it, she tries to step on it. It’s hours of entertainment for us both
– the eternal trust that I will never do anything to hurt her (even by dragging her up a mountain or two)
– while she makes me drag her at the beginning of a run, by the end, when I’m running out of steam, she’s the one that keeps me going (sometimes she’s literally pulling me)
– her personality shows through so brightly that people tell me all the time she’s the friendliest American Eskimo Dog they’ve ever met
– she’s as impatient as I am – I wish I could say she’s made me a more patient person, but it simply isn’t true
– she places ice cubes above treats on the “Yum” scale
– the way that she snow bathes -she never smells better during the year than she does in the winter
– the fact that she sits at the door and watches me leave the house in the morning… forever! Sometimes I have to come back to the house for something I’ve forgotten and she’s still there
– how she “liberates” (carries) her toys from the crate one by one after I’ve let her out of it
– when I’m not motivated to get out and run, the little dog sitting next to the door pushes me to action
I adore that she makes me a better, less selfish person everyday.