3.5 years back, I got my first pet, the first in my entire family and everyone including my wife were not so cool of this for sure. Diego was just 38 days old and my journey started, a big challenging, horrifying, exciting, long and satisfying journey 🙂
Episode 1 – Innocence n Bliss
When you get a puppy lab of just 38 days old, everyone around says cute and sweet and adorable, but best part about a human child or a Pet pup is its innocence. The way they look, the way they give the small bites on their fingers, the manner they try to run, the way they communicate by voice signals is something interesting and best part is human child and a pet pup, I did not at least see any difference at all. The more you spend time with them, the more attached and their love for you goes stronger. And we call them animals but they are no different if you think and visualize.
Episode 2 – Burning the midnight Oil
Who says when we work hard, we need to burn the midnight oil. If you have a baby, human or animal, it wakes up at such odd high night hours that you feel so frustrated at times, but then that is part of the journey. Diego used to wake me up any time and the best or worse thing is he used to do poop and that smell used to get me up. I can remember the same when Sarah my daughter used to wake us up when she did the same in Diaper. I tried Dog Diapers as well but after all you still need to wake up, change, clean and then go to sleep. And we call them animals but they are no different if you think and visualize.
Episode 3 – Notorious and Naughty
Human babies bite our fingers, pets bite your nice and expensive furniture whatever is available. the teething lasts for a year almost and that stage is full of masti and fun with your little baby’s naughty acts. Diego used to bite the toys but also sticks, Chair legs, door hangers, play around with clothes, Newspapers, list is quite long. If they got nothing, they used to climb on bed and scrub the entire bed sheet for fun. I am sure your baby when he/she used to throw toys or mobile phones, you would have your patience coming into rescue but again this about it. Pets and Human are no different, And we call them animals but they are no different if you think and visualize.
Episode 4 – Staying Healthy always – a daunting task
humans do lot of exercises keep diet plans and maintain some type of physical activities, so does our Pet. Diego likes the fetch game, I guess all dogs like. Cats love to play in their tree house or scratch Or just go up and down the ladder. If you think about it, all needs them and challenge is to do it daily to remain fit and healthy. I knew once Diego had a bad sprain in his leg and he had to be completely bed ridden for 20 days. I was so nervous as he was just 1 year old and still a baby, but best thing what he did and I learnt is he was resting, sleeping, eating and trying to stay calm. He could not move, but he just whined once in a day but all other time he was trying to be calm and composed. Do we behave like them? Sometimes yes but sometimes No although we call ourselves a superior race. And we call them animals but they are no different if you think and visualize.
Episode 5 – Unconditional Love
I am confused whether humans can ever replicate this unconditional love. Pets, especially dogs reflect such unconditional love which I have never seen. It is very difficult for a human to do it. Humans need attention Or they go a little wild. Pets also need attention, but they do not go so wild and they never reflect that they are sad. Their never giving up attitude for gaining attention to humans keeps them attached to their owners always but they never demand or go after you if you do not give them time. Try it and you will see the difference between us and them. And we call them animals but they are no different if you think and visualize.
Few Management or Real Life Lessons Learnt from my Pet Labby Diego – Still trying to adopt some – Can you believe it?
- Don’t demand, create a nicely, cutely, sweetly environment around that one day you will get success.
- Do expect other to reciprocate the same gesture to you if you are nice to him or her.
- Always .clean your entire plate of food. there are people under poverty line and we waste food daily.
- Loyalty – Learn it from Dogs and try to mimic in your real lifey to mimic in your real life.