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The world is a daunting place. Especially on Mondays. Between work, responsibilities and expectations, just making it through the day in one piece is an adventure all of its own. If I told you there was a product guaranteed to always put you in a better mood, I would have more people lined up outside my store than Apple does. No such product exists, but luckily there is something that works even better – our pets!
No matter how I’m feeling and no matter where I am, a hug from Eko makes me smile and makes me feel like life is just a bit more manageable.
Eighteen months ago, Eko and I began our daily tradition of hugging it out
Emily got in on the action as well. As you can see, hugs with Eko have a 100% chance of making you smile 🙂
Even as Eko grew, he was still happy to give a good hug
(This photo was taken before our road trip, but you can see by the dinosaur bump on his head that Eko had always been quite adventurous)
Eko and Emily show that you can never be too big for a hug!
If you can’t pick your pet up, hugs on the couch definitely count!
So when you’re rushing through your busy day, make sure to take a minute to give your pet a hug. You’re guaranteed to have a better day – and if pet-hugs were a product I could sell, they would definitely come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In fact, I am such a proponent of pet-hugs that Eko and I have decided to start a Public Service campaign to encourage all pet owners to join the movement. What do you think of our first poster?
Next up: a prime time commercial
I’ll catch you guys tomorrow – Eko looks like he could use a hug!
How right you are!! From all the above picutres, Eko is THE Hugger, he has the posture down pat. I miss hugging my yellow lab whom and I were joined at the hip for 14 years. It makes me smile to see you guys hugging pix.
There is nothing better than a dog hug!
Oh how I wish I had a dog! 🙂
I couldn’t agree more!! After a long day…a hug, a walk and some toy playing with Arri makes everything OK!
You are so right and I think the poster is a hit 🙂
And the dog cuddle. My first ridgeback did therapy work, for 8 years she was a hospice volunteer at the hospice residence. So many people said the dog visit was the highlight of their week. She got into bed with a lot of people who needed love. And sharing her always made my week.
I hug mine when he’s clean, once a month I give him plenty of hugs, cuz man, when he stinks he stinks lol
Will, you are so right on! I suspect I’m old enough to be your grandmother….throughout my life my pets have provided me with happiness, peace and contentment. My ridgeback is a big boy as well, but loves his hugs just like Eko…..Thanks for sharing your and Eko’s life with us…
I hug my mummy and daddy all the time, but it mostly involves me jumping up and licking their faces:-)
Totally on board with you! Hugging right now. Thanks for posting puppy pictures….oh so cute and Emily looks adorable too…lucky you!
Yes, please hug your dog daily!! They love it and they need to know how much they mean to us. I just lost my best friend Dawn and I would give anything I own to have her here again to give her a great big hug! Hug, hug, hug!!!
I love this!! I know the post is from 2 years ago – but I have a Brittany and she LOVES to hug – she will put up a paw – when I turn to face her and tap my chest, she will put a paw on each shoulder…i’ll pick up her butt and she will be held in a hug for as long as I let her – her head is usually resting on my shoulder. When I go to put her down – she’ll try to crawl higher up to stay longer. It makes my day and I would def recommend a good dog hug to anyone! Thank you for sharing! I have never seen a dog do this before and I love it.