I had a wonderful consultation with a new client the other day I want to share with you, and Valentine's Day is the perfect time.
I met a young dad who just recently adopted his little terrier from the Escondido Humane Society. The furry little guy is just about the cutest little thing I have seen in a long time and very playful and affectionate. I fell in love with him immediately. But what really touched my heart, is that this new pet parent also had a 10 year old daughter. Before they adopted their new little pooch, the dad sat down with his daughter to talk to her about the responsibility and commitment of bringing a pet into the family. he explained it something like this:
" You have me and Mom and school and your friends and dance class and all other sorts of things you love. I have you and work and my friends and sports and other things I love as well. But this little pup will only have us. Just you and me. So it is very important that we give him lots of love and attention and do everything to make sure he is healthy and happy for the rest of his life. If you think you can do that, then let's go bring him home." Of course she said and the three of them have become best buddies. Ah! Love is in the air!