Do you indulge your dog? I do.
Indulge - to yield to an inclination or desire; allow oneself to follow one's will
There are days when Elsa gets to accompany me where or what I want to do. Other times we go out it's all about her and then there are times when we get to both indulge.
So what did we do today?
Very early this morning, as the sun was just starting to hit the open field; we were out there indulging Elsa. She was getting a good long round of Chuck it in. With my hands tucked into my fleece jacket I tried to keep them warm from the early morning chill. I was indulging Elsa. That is why we were at the park so early in the morning; for some nice long Chuck it indulging.
With her tongue hanging out and my fingers nearly frozen we head for home. Once home we had some downtime for Elsa to cool down and I jumped in the shower. After about an hour we ate. We basically shared our breakfast. I heated some some yummy Filet Mignon left over from the night before, scrambled eggs, added spinach, a little cheese and yum. Elsa enjoyed it as much as I did.
With the bulk of her exercise done, a rest time and full stomach we got ready to go out again. We were heading to the outdoor mall for some shopping. I wanted some new shoes and I know that Elsa is more than welcome at this specific mall; even inside the stores where the employees welcome her with open arms. So off we went.
Once we were there I further indulged my girl. Being that it is very dog friendly there is a lot of peemail to read and Elsa loves to catch up on her mail. We meandered through the mall stopping at every single tiny bush. I wasn't in a hurry and it makes me happy to make Elsa happy.
To indulge is not a bad thing; if it is something that you want and you will not regret the indulgence. Want to skip the gym and hit the donut shop? Do it if your not going to obsess over the decision.
I like to indulge Elsa at least once a day. That could mean a great long retrieve session, maybe going to the park, a long slow peemail walk or play date with a friend. If we can both indulge at the same time then we get to do more fun things together that we both enjoy.
Indulging is a good thing if you will not regret the decision. If the end result is not worth the indulgence, then skip it.
Do you consider the things that your dog would like to indulge in?