The other day, my husband announced that we, I, should be nicer to the dog. Its not that we are mean to the dog. We just don't pay as much attention to her as we used to. I imagine that this is the case with many families. Poor pup moves down a notch on the totem poll when a baby arrives. Considering the dramatic progress that Zsi-Zsi has made since Elliot was born I should be praising and rewarding her every move. You see, for the first six months of Elliot's life, Zsi-Zsi wouldn't even be in the same room as him. Now she follows him around, lets him pet her, and never growls or shows aggression when he is in her personal space (i.e. hanging out by her food dish).
So I have made a pledge this summer to be nicer to the dog. Maybe I'll even buy her a little gift. And maybe one of the following Friday Favorites (sorry they are a day late) will inspire you to show some love for your furry friends.