In many occasions we joke around that our first-born is our black Labrador. Juanga is our four-legged son. We brought him into our home and he is such an important part of our lives we make many decisions based around him.
Since Juanga our black Labrador is part of our family we don’t travel as much. Or when I travel Lucy stays behind. Last year was the last time we did leave him at a friend’s house for less than a week but overall detaching from Juanga is a difficult thing to do. Yes he is mischievous and those many things that might annoy us every once in a while but overall Juanga is a fun dog to have around.
When we became parents we made sure he did not feel left out and now with our 10 month daughter he protects her and obviously loves when she feeds him some of her own food (let’s just hope it does not happen the other way around and Juanga is feeding her some of his own dog food).
Keeping Us Safe
Not only is Juanga always searching for rubs and probably insisting at playing at all times of the day even late at night he is also always listening to what is going around the neighborhood us making us feel safe. He warns us of every change in the environment it can be a new neighbor walking in front of our house to cats and birds entering our backyard. Juanga does his job of keeping the family safe that we are even more grateful to have in.
A few weeks ago different from other occasions we took Juanga to the Vet and had him stay for two days. A mini staycation since this year we did not travel anywhere given our new responsibilities as parents and how the economy has treated us these last 12 months.
I see how much I love Juanga since I did not sleep well thinking of having him out of his environment in a cage for two days but I made sure they took him out for walks.
We love our dog so much I rather stay home and take care of him and let him enjoy his dog life.
Once we picked up Juanga he was more than happy to see us. Our veterinarians where so understanding they where giving updates on how he was doing.
How Can You make it easier to Detach from your Loved Ones?
I now I was probably over thinking the whole situation but that is how many of us feel when we are thinking of the well being of our loved ones.
Are you able to detach from those loved ones (even our four legged children) for a day or two? What do you do to make it easier on yourself?