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A story about what pets can teach us.

6 years ago · · Comments Off on A story about what pets can teach us.

A story about what pets can teach us.

pet sitting a dogWhat pets can teach us: What I’ve learned from pet sitting for a living.

How many times do you hear “cannot”, “will not” and “not possible” throughout your life?  I would like to see how many more accomplishments and inventions would be brought to light if we could just bleep those words out like censored TV and radio stations bleep the un-appropriate jargon for their listeners? Well, this is a story about being positive and about what pets can teach us.

I can talk all day about individuals with distinguished achievements who defeated all the odds to be successful or great.  We all know or have heard about such people, and we always shake our heads and wonder what they know that we do not.  Are they lucky?  Have they been raised differently?

Well I have a theory.  And possibly the answer.  These folks are capable of bleeping such words as “cannot”, “will not” and “this is not possible” out of their hearing range and their lives altogether.

Why do I think that words affect people?  Because I work with pets on a daily basis, and they are naturally shielded from these artificial human obstacles to realizing one’s fullest potential.

dog learning new thingsLet’s take a quick look at the Surf City Surf Dog Competition that just took place in Huntington Beach, CA this past weekend as an example of what pets can teach us.  Yes, you heard me right – dogs surfing.  Yes, a competition of dogs on surf boards.  Why is it sensational?  Because it’s “impossible”, and “dogs don’t surf”, and it’s just simply CRAZY.  But these dogs don’t know that.  They don’t find it sensational or unbelievable.  They just do it, and they have fun.  They don’t know that they aren’t supposed to be surfing. They are naturally shielded from these disparaging words that humans invented for other humans because pets can’t comprehend what these words mean.  They are just having fun.  Lots of it.  They are loving life and living it to the fullest by doing something that’s exciting for them  And most importantly, there is someone in their lives who believes in them.  The people these dogs love fully and unconditionally believe in them.  This unconditional love and faith in each other is what makes the world go round.

With over 7,000 clients, you can only imagine how many different and diverse households we service.

As a pet sitter, I get a privilege to look inside into the worlds of pets and their owners.  With over 7,000 clients, you can only imagine how many different and diverse households we service.  But each family has one common denominator: unconditional love shared between the pets and their owners.  This love lifts us up the moment we walk into the door and are greeted by our four-legged children.  This love makes us feel warm inside when we share pictures and funny stories about our pets.

This is the love that puts dogs on surfboards, too.  Because nothing is impossible when you believe in someone.  Once we learn how to believe in ourselves without limits and fears, we can downpour this unconditional love on others.  That’s when we begin to see miracles.
Photo credits: Jill Harness, CC BY-SA 2.0 ;

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Olga Wharton

Olga Wharton

DFW Pet Sitting Services is not just a business for me. It's a close-knit family of pet sitters and pet owners. We all have one common denominator: our love for pets. We trust each other, we do the right thing, and we appreciate all the lessons our pets have taught us. Every day we are fortunate to experience the unconditional love of our pets. We never take it for granted. We are thankful for our clients and their pets for enriching our lives every day.