Dogs Make Me Smile


I am the owner of two miniature dachshunds who share my home and house. Lots of pet dog owners would rephrase that and rather call me the human who shares your home with the pet dogs. Canines are indeed wonderful creatures.

Current experiences have made me reflect upon and notice things about dogs and their presence in my life. I grew up with dogs so was taught at a young age to appreciate and treat animals with loving care. I remember clearly viewing our animal Boston terrier comfort my little bro who sat on the flooring crying about something.

My friend came over to take the pets for a walk today and as she came to our doorstep Peanut, my 12-pound dachshund stood up to lick her face. There have actually been numerous articles written on this subject – all as if this was a bad thing. This got me believing … Both dogs lick my face when I’m in bed and I call them “kisses”. Peanut will go so far as to straggle my chest with all four paws so he can give my complete face a wash including my eyes. This typically happens every couple of weeks yet I sustain since he’s my pet. Bark goes after my husband more because the only time he gets to lick his face is in bed whereas I’ll sit with them throughout the day.

My pets also jump up on me when I stroll in the door and will do this with others they know. Some people believe this is bad and you should train your dog to silently accept a short pat on the head as a way of welcoming. When my two pets have been apart for as low as ten minutes they greet each other really enthusiastically. Why should not they greet my friends and me in the exact same fashion.

I’ve chosen that despite what others may say, I’m all for having my dachshunds jump up and lick my face. First of all, they’re simply being canines and 2nd of all they are my friends and they have no idea any other way of saying hello. I figure if they can make me smile and laugh it can’t be all-bad!