We all have our dogs for a reason.
They all have a doggy job to do. Companion, supporter, hot water bottle, friend, guide, collector of slippers, illness alerter, you name it – the dogs jobs are varied and important to us.
In the blog picture here, you might see a dog with a job that involves administering brandy to struggling humans. I see a different job. I see two dogs that have worked very hard to learn to behave calmly when kids are hugging and cuddling them. I want to hear from you about your pet dog’s job.
Celebrate your dog’s job in our photo competition!
Maybe we can’t imagine life without a doggy member of the family. Maybe we have our dog on purpose to help us with something. Maybe they do useful things that you never expected them to do! It’s a dogs job to do all these things.
In fact, our pet dogs all have a job.
It is time to celebrate how our ordinary dogs jobs benefit our lives.
Even TV star and recording mogul Simon Cowell talks about how his dog had the power to make his troubles go away. He says “I remember one particular day, I was having the worst (I thought) day of my life, I was coming home from work, everything had gone wrong, I was depressed, sad, and I went home, and there waiting up for my was my pet dog. And he jumped up, licked my face, and was happy to see me, and everything was happy again”. I am sure we can all agree, we know that feeling well.
Every dog has his down side…
but let’s bring into focus the jobs that our pet dogs do for us.
Taste tester, sofa keeper-warmer, extra blanket, doorstop, key-finder, conversation-starter, bringer of the remote control…
What is your dog’s job? – competition
Take your photos and send them to me with a brief description of the job your dog does, titled ‘My dog has a job’ to firstname.lastname@example.org
or tweet them to me as @WildPaw on twitter www.twitter.com/WildPaw adding #mydoghasajob. All entries will be posted via this site.
The top 3 photos will each win a prize and one of my fab Pawprint ‘Top Team’ rosettes! Entries from worldwide are welcome. We’ll sort the postage!
I ask that if you enter and if you would like, please consider a donation to the fabulous “Oldies Club’ who care for and rehome older dogs. You can donate here
I may even ask YOU to vote for a winner, if I can work out how to do that – and if not, a panel of dog nutcases professionals will judge the best photo.
Closing date for entries is Mon 12th April which gives you plenty of time to start paparazzi-ing your pooch..!
My Pet Dog has a Job – let’s see yours
Simon Cowell interviewed for WSPA: http://www.animalsmatter.org/