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Five Things You Should Consider Before You Get a Dog
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Dogs are awesome animals that can be a great addition to any family. However, in as much as a person may want to get a dog immediately, the most important thing is that both of you end up happy together. Here are five things every family should consider before getting a dog.
1. Does Your Lease Allow You to Have a Pet Dog?
If your lease doesn't allow you to get a dog, consider talking to your landlord about new lease terms or relocating to a place where you would be allowed to keep one. Whatever you do, don’t try to sneak your pet around. If you do and try to shelter your dog, your pet will not be able to lead a normal life and neither will you.
2. Can You Commit to the Dog?
Owning a dog can be a great thing, but do not own one until you are able to convince yourself that you can commit yourself to it. A dog needs your attention, especially for its health needs. Take, for instance, if a dog is afflicted with fleas. Do you have time to get the best flea treatment for dogs and also treat your house? This is an important consideration you need to make before owning a dog. Only get a dog when you know that you can commit to it.
3. Will Your Pet Fit Your Lifestyle?
It is a great mistake to choose a pet if it doesn't fit your lifestyle. This would only end up making both of you unhappy. This is one of the main reasons why so many dogs end up in animal shelters. Research the breed of the dog you are interested in beforehand in order to ascertain its compatibility with your lifestyle. This is one of the most important factors you should consider before owning a dog.
4. Is Your Home Pet Friendly?
Another thing you need to consider before owning a dog is if your home if pet friendly. Remove any items that may be hazardous to your dog before bringing your dog home. Moreover, drop any habit that you may have that may be unsustainable to your dog.
5. Does Your Veterinarian Approve of Your Dog?
It is essential to seek the approval of a veterinarian before seeking to keep a pet dog. A veterinarian has a lot of experience with pets and is in a better position to advise you if your new pet would suit your lifestyle. Some dogs are home bodies while others need much more activity, making them less suitable for urban areas, for instance. A vet will be able to tell you which breed would be better for your environment.
No matter how much you crave to own a dog, it is important to consider the five factors above before trying to get one. Creating an optimal environment for an animal to thrive is as important as it is for a human. Do not get a dog unless you’re absolutely sure you know it will fit your lifestyle and you can raise it in a safe and healthy environment that would enhance its life positively and improve its ability to provide the companionship you desire.
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t
Last week we tried out the fizzing sidewalk chalk- click here to read that review. This week it is liquid chalk spray. They are a bit similar but yet different. Here is how to make it: Supplies: 1 tsp. washable tempura paint 1 cup of hot water 1/2 cup of cornstarch squirt of dishwashing liquid 1 squirt bottle- I found them at the dollar store 1. Add cornstarch to one cup of hot water whisking to mix so that there are no clumps. 2. Add one teaspoon of washable tempura paint and a quirt of dishwashing liquid. Mix well. 3. Pour it into your squirt bottles and shake well. 4. Go have fun!!! This kept my daughters attention much longer the the fizzy chalk last week. I also think this was easier to work with and just more fun in general. I love seeing the chalk wet but then to see it dry. I think it dried darker so it was fun to see the changes. :) Ready, Set, Go! Have some fun! She is my little model... she kept saying "take my picture mom." She is like her