Both of my dogs sleep inside my bedroom since they probably like the den and pack mentality. My boy Chester is the one who usually gets up first and goes by himself to the litter box (more on this subject in coming posts). As soon as he senses that I’m up, he will come over and prop himself up at the side of my bed so he will more or less be the first thing I see each morning when I get up. What a great way to start each morning!
Chester is obviously eager to start the day with me. And if I stay in bed long enough, eventually his sister Roxie will get out of her crate and come over as well. I have to tell you, when they are the first things I see every day, it starts me on a positive note as well as a smile.
If you can somehow arrange it so that your dog (or cat) is there to greet you each morning, I guarantee that it will be a great therapeutic effect. It gives you a sense of understanding on why humans and dogs have bonded for thousands of years.
I wrote this post on New Year’s day for 2010 and I can’t imagine starting the day or even the year any better! Happy New Year to all!