The arrival of the New Year brings the inevitable resolutions: trim your girth, be nicer toward your in-laws, spend more time with the family. We’re all familiar with the promises we make to improve ourselves in the coming year.
As you make this ironclad list (you mean it this time – really!), have you wondered what resolutions your dog may be thinking of? Your dog also vows to improve himself (and he means it this time – really!). We conducted a survey of customers in our Dee-O-Gee locations to find the resolutions dogs may want to make for the coming year … and, found some surprises! Here are the Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions from the dog’s perspective.
Top 6 New Year Resolutions from your DOG
I will eat less and exercise more.
Too many nights on the couch, too many dog biscuits and too little time running around the local dog park has made me a little, well, fluffier. I don’t think the old “I’m-just-big-boned” excuse will work anymore. I resolve to bug my owner to take me out to the local dog park several times a week.
I will beg less
I’ve got begging down to a fine art – he’s puddy in my paws – but it sure is demeaning. I promise to reserve the begging for worthwhile things, like going out to the park and T-bone steak.
I’ll introduce myself in more appropriate ways.
In other words, I’ll focus above the waist when introducing myself to humans. Somehow, I get the feeling my normal greeting methods invade their private space.
I’ll stay out of the cat’s litter box.
I vow to resist the urge to snoop around the cat’s private lavatory – even though it’s a lot of fun and really makes her go nuts.
I will recognize the difference between furniture and fire hydrants.
I promise not to treat the furniture and walls the way I do fire hydrants. It drives my owners batty and has no lasting benefit for me (they clear away the scent almost as fast as I can “deposit” it.)
I vow to take my vitamins
I’m always hearing my “people” talking to the small people I live with about “cleaning up their plates” (something I never have a problem with) and taking their vitamins. I don’t really know what that means … but, I trust my “people”. So, I am going to encourage them to add some vitamins to my food every day … an apple a day keeps the vet away!