Dogs are adorable. Unless you’ve had a really bad experience with one, it’s hard not to love them. In most cases they are extremely happy to see you, unlike a lot of the people in the world that you have to face on a regular basis. And they are a major stress reliever. By simply sitting down and petting your pup for a few minutes a day, your blood pressure is likely to go down and you will be rejuvenated and ready to tackle the rest of the day.
Another great thing about pups is that they have such a variety of personalities, just like people. In fact, they are not much different than us. Each breed has certain traits that they are known for and if used properly can be a major benefit to society. This is similar to how every human has gifts and talents that they use toward their careers and families.
The golden retriever is amongst the most popular dog breeds and it’s not surprising considering they are very family friendly and have no problem fitting right into the structure of the modern family. Golden retrievers get along great with children and tend to participate in childhood antics with ease. They are usually okay with a little tugging from a toddler, and they don’t mind endless hours of noise associated with squawking toys and chatty babies.
But, let’s face it…dogs need their sleep too, and after a lot of disturbances, they can get downright cranky just like the rest of us.
One woman experienced firsthand, just how human-like dogs can be. It all started when a strange golden retriever wandered into her yard. It was clear that this particular dog was taken care of as he approached her and succumbed to her pets. He had a collar on and it was obvious that he was well-fed.
She gave him a few pats on the head and then proceeded to go into her house, but she wasn’t alone. The pup decided to make himself at home and he followed her inside. But, he took it a step further when he walked down the hallway, found a cozy corner and curled up into a ball for a little snooze. An hour later, the dog awoke and walked to the door, as if asking to be let out.
This exact routine went off and on for several weeks and only made the woman more curious about the dog’s home. So, one day, she was determined to find out. She wrote out a note and pinned it to his collar.
“I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.”
The next day, the woman got her answer. The pup returned for his daily nap, with a new note pinned to his collar…
“He lives in a home with six children, two under the age of three. He’s trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?”