Cinnamon is a Blenheim King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and the darling of our family’s daily life. He is our constant companion through all of life’s ups and downs and It’s my pleasure and privilege to share everyday with this wonderful creature. I will always consider him one of the best friends I’ve every had.
How to Love Unconditionally
He has taught us the meaning of unconditional love. As anyone with a dog can attest the minute you walk through the door your furry pal is there to greet you. No matter, how your day went it just gets better when you see their wagging tail and happy face. Your dog also doesn’t care how much money you make, what you look like, or what you can do for them, they just want to love you and be loved in return. Although it doesn’t stop Cinny from stealing your food if he gets the chance. Little rascal!
Ask for what you want.
Like most pups, our boy loves treats, all the treat he can beg, borrow, or steal and he doesn’t hesitate to ask for them. He has learned that if he asks for it and persists someone will eventually give him what he wants.
From sitting in front of the stove and barking nonstop for a piece of chicken to wiggling and squirming his way on to your lap while you try to type on your laptop he will let you know what he wants and win his way in the end. We need to remember sometimes to just ask for it and keep trying until we get it.
There are great benefits to snuggling and warmth.
Anyone who has a King Charles Cavalier knows the minute you sit down they will come up to give you some love and sit beside you or in your lap. The Cavalier is the comfort spaniel. It’s a wonderful feeling at the end of the day to have your pet snuggled on your lap. Cavaliers also act as great blankets in the winter. Seriously, it can help your heart.
Snuggling with your pet can decrease your blood pressure and your cholesterol and triglyceride level. Dogs just have a wonderful soothing and calming effect that is of great benefit to their owners. Slow down and feel the love.
Be present in the moment.
Dogs live in the moment. They are enjoying their dinner or treat, they are giving love, they are happy to be outside and chasing those squirrels and sniffing the ground. They are in the moment! They enjoy what is going on around them. Sometimes I don’t think we as human beings focus in the moment but are thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Neither does us any good. Be like your dog, live in the moment because it is really all we have.
These are just a few of the wonderful things my dog has taught me. What has your dog or pet taught you?
Fur Baby Tip
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