Sunday, February 16, 2014

My Special Bond With Mom #RecipeForMoments

You know that special bond we share with our humans?   
They call it the human animal bond.  I think it develops over time as we experience special moments that increase our loyalty & love.
Such special moments can be as simple as a belly rub, or as complex as learning to work together.

I have a very strong bond with Mom.  I am her medical alert service dog.   We spend all of our time together.  Mom needs to know what I am telling her because I could be signaling something important, such as "take your medicine".   Mom has to pay extra attention to my every behavior.   I have a very expressive face, so she can usually figure out what I'm telling her.  BOL!!   I must admit, I love all of the attention.  I have learned to be a little bossy sometimes.  BOL!!
 
Not every special moment is spent working for Mom, sometimes we do things that I enjoy - like visit the park!   Recently we visited the park with my best friend, Baron. 
 
 The day was sunny and chilly, my favorite kind of weather.  I really love going outside when it is cold or chilly, it makes me feel so frisky!   Mom let me set the pace and choose the direction we walked.  I chose to run of course.  BOL!  Mom loves having fun with me and watching me enjoy myself. 
 
 Baron and I enjoyed sniffing the bushes and marking new territory together.    Baron's dad was with us too, he was busy taking our photos.  It was fun to visit the park with Mom, her dad, & Baron.

 You may remember that I had a lump scare last year.  Mom and I are so relieved it was benign.  That scary time served as a reminder that every moment together is precious.   Mom decided that we would spend more time just enjoying each other.   She said we would take time away from our busy schedule to go play!
  Our visit to the park with Baron was one of our "play" times.
I am so happy, you can see it in my smile.   
I love Mom & Mom loves me!

Have you seen the fun photos taken by dogs in the Nature’s Recipe® Recipe for Moments Scrapbooks?   Recipe for Moments is about looking at the human animal bond from the pet's point of view.  Mom has a lot of practice seeing the world from my point of view.  She is my typist when I bark here at Pepper's Paws. 
 The photos in the Recipe for Moments scrapbooks were taken with special cameras on the dogs' collars.   If I had one of those fun cameras, I'd take pictures at the park, when I'm working, when I travel...... of everything!  BOL!!


"Our story is a part of the #RecipeForMoments blog hop hosted by BlogPaws. Link up below to share your story of the bond you and your pet share. What do you think your pet feels in your special moments? Five random U.S. winners who link up their blog post will win a Nature’s Recipe® lightweight collar camera to capture special moments from their pet’s point of view. See BlogPaws for official rules and details."

 
Disclaimer:    "This post is sponsored by Nature’s Recipe on behalf of the BlogPaws Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Nature’s Recipe For Moments on behalf of Nature’s Recipe, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nature’s Recipe is not responsible for the content of this article."


26 comments:

  1. Pepper, you are SO right...every moment spent together with our parents is precious and special! You are lucky that you get to spend so much time with your mom though I know a lot of the times, you are working. I bet being a Service Dog makes moments extra-special because you know that you are helping your mom. I am so glad your mom gave you some "time off" to play at the park!! It sure looks like you had a great day!
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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    1. Thank you. It was a pawsome day!
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  2. You are a very special dog and so very important to your mom too! That is so awesome! Have a great Sunday!

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  3. We know exactly what it means ... "Every Moment is PRECIOUS." it is so important to spend time together. You are so precious to your mom Pepper. Sending you both Golden LOVE. Golden Woofs from Sugar n mom

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    1. Yes, I assumed you would know exactly what I mean. I know you have had a lump scare recently yourself.
      I am so glad your was benign too.
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  4. Those are such great photos of what was obviously a very special and fun outing! My favorite is you smiling at the end. You are so right, Pepper, every moment is precious. I'm so glad your lump scare turned out to be benign, and has led to more fun and play time.

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    1. Thank you. I am glad too. I love going run around the park.
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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    1. Thank you. Mom's dad is furrific with the camera. Mom has to take 5 times as many pictures to get the same amount of good ones. BOL!!
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  6. You have an awesome, important job. Thanks for sharing this story.

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  7. That is why you are such a happy, smiling dog, Pepper. All of those times spent with your Mom are precious.

    Love and Hugs,
    Romeo

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  8. I didn’t know your Mom was so sick. You take care of her. Enjoy each other’s company. Service dogs are so impawtant.

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  9. I agree that the bond with Mom is the absolute best and yours is extra special because you are also taking care of her! Beautiful post.

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  10. You, bossy? Ha! But I am glad that you and your mom have such a wonderful relationship! Love Dolly

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  11. I agree so much that bond between mommy and pup is so special. Keep the love flowing!

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  12. Love this. I love all the photos of you and your mom walking together in the park. I know first hand how much you love your mom. I have seen you work and I know how you keep a eye on her. You make your mom's life better and honestly I think you are one lucky pup to have her for a mom.

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  13. The Animal-Human bond is something that can never be broken. Great post Pepper, it truly reminds us how special are bonds are and how that bond can bring happiness into anyone (or any dog's) life.

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    1. Thank you. It is amazing how wonderful animals and humans can make each other feel.
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  14. Oh Pepper Pom I had noooo idea you were a service dog, how did I miss that? Wow, you are even more special! xoo

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    1. BOL!! I have it in my profile, but I guess I don't bark about it as much as I thought I did.
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  15. awww so cute and love that pepper is a service dog! what an amazing companionship :)
    -- jackie - jade and oak

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  16. Bonding, one of life's greatest pleasures. :)

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  17. Paw-some post Pepper! Loved the pictures. DaMa seen how special the bond is between you and your Mom.
    Panfur Purrs

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  18. Awww, you are such a special pup, and you are your mom are so lucky to have each other!

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  19. Aww what a lovely post. You are a great dog and you two have such a special bond. Have a great weekend X Talent Hounds

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