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New Year’s resolutions of a pet parent

The old year, for better or worse, is gone… the New Year has arrived. Here’s our chance to start fresh, to have another shot at success…at glory…at just accomplishing what we resolve to.

We all love our doggies…we pamper them and try to give them the best, but sometimes we forget to take care of their basic needs…we are either too busy or ignorant about some of their requirements.

As a pet parent, here are some of the New Year’s resolutions I would like to take for the love of my pet:

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  • No matter how much I love my sleep, I will get up in the morning and take Jimmy out for his daily walk.
  • I will be careful not to leave anything around that seems harmless to me but can be harmful to my doggy. In short, I will pet proof my home now.
  • My friend Jimmy is a Pomeranian but there are many facts about him that I still do not know. I will try to read more about the Poms and be a better pet parent (though I think I am a fairly food pet parent!).
  • Even thogh I love to groom my pet, I sometimes just let Jimmy have his way due to dearth of time. But now, I will groom him everyday.
  • Though I never leave Jimmy alone, still I will put an identification tag around his neck, just in case he decides to explore the streets alone.
  • I will teach a new trick to Jimmy, which can be fun for both of us.
  • I will spend atleast one hour of unadulterated fun time with Jimmy.
  • I dread visiting a doctor but still I will take my Jimmy for his regular check-ups to his vet.
  • I will make a resolution not to give him table scraps, which are not good for his health.
  • I will feed a stray animal everyday. After all, they also need our love and care to live in this world…and not to forget, they guide our housing societies in return of nothing.

New Year’s resolutions of Jimmy, my canine friend

  • I’ll remember that the ‘oh so tempting’ dustbin contains things to throw and is not a plaything.
  • Before entering the home, I will shake off rainwater off my coat and clean my paws on the doormat.
  • I will not look at my pet parents with adorable eyes when they are eating that delicious kebab cake.
  • I will not chew the ever-delicious crayons or pens.
  • On a drive, I will not insist on having the car windows rolled down.
  • I will remember not to pull on the leash even if I see my beautiful Jane passing by.
  • I will not run out every time the gate opens (though I would love to!).

Celebrating 4 sparkling years of togetherness

4 Steps towards responsible pet parenting

  • Be aware of your doggy’s nutrition needs and feed her healthy food on time.
  • Even if you are not an outdoor person, take your dog for her regular walks and exercise.
  • Take your pet to her vet for routine check-ups and regular vaccinations.
  • Spend quality time with your pet because you will love to see her wagging her tail in delight.

4 Ways to be as happy as your pooch

  • Live for today. Have you ever seen your pooch brooding over the past or worried about the future? The answer would be ‘No.’ So, live each moment of your life to the fullest.
  • Do not complain for your shortcomings. Pooches never complain if they are not able to retrieve the ball or any other act for that matter. They just try it again and again, until they reach perfection.
  • Alone but not lonely. Canines know how to keep themselves busy and happy. They love to sniff around, play with their toys, etc. And when we are back, they welcome us with a wagging tail and not a sad face.
  • Pooches love to be loved and are like babies when we scoop them in our arms.

4 Steps to know you are a doggy person

  • You and your spouse call themselves the mom and dad of the little bundle of joy. (Even your nameplate and the cards that you sign for friends have his name!)
  • Your house and its furnishings are chosen keeping your pooch in mind.
  • Your friends can see strands of doggy hair on your clothes, car, etc., but you have no time to bother.
  • You receive gifts, not for yourself but for your cootchie-coo pooch as well.

4 useful pet etiquetes

  • Train your pet early so that she learns to behave properly, specially when meeting other people and dogs.
  • If your guests are scared of your pet, keep her on the leash to avoid discomfort.
  • Groom your dog and let her look her best. Who doesn’t like well-kept hair, properly trimmed nails and odourless body?
  • Before going to a friend’s place, check out if pets are allowed to avoid unwelcome situations.