Monday, October 26, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch



Astrid and her dad and I sent to the pumpkin patch Sunday, to pick out just the perfect pumpkin, or two or three. It was a beautiful day and a little on the crisp side. Wandering among the pumpkins, Astrid drew the regular 'oh how cute' and 'can I pet her'. There was one not so bright incident, though, where a little girl of about 10 stated very loudly and not in a very pleasant tone "why does anyone bring their dog to a pumpkin patch."

Well, we do because we can. Companion pets are meant to be just that...companions, and not to just lie in the corner with nary an interest shown in him/her. I would have liked to have told her that dogs are very social creatures, craving interaction and adventure...even if that adventure is only a trip to the pumpkin patch. Well trained dogs enrich our lives, especially when we can include them in our outings and fun. I'm sure someone has told this little girl that dogs stay home, are for your amusement, and if you are lucky they will cause very little disruption to your life. I hope she learns someday the satisfaction of interacting with her dog, sharing travel, picnics in the park....and the occasional pumpkin patch...because she can. Not every dog's person can say that about them. Spend some time, interact, socialize.........and say it about yours. There's nothing like it.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

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