A change of scene, play, and social time with other dogs are all important to the emotional health of our dogs.
Izzy, for example, has a boyfriend who lives on the other side of the city. His name is Bergie and they have a special relationship. I can’t even remember when it started; they just met at greyhound walks and bonded to each other.
So, it’s important to his owners and to me that we make the time for them to see each other. This week, they finally managed to have a play date after being severely rained out of one date and then missing another chance to see each other when, again, the rain and cold interfered with the monthly farmers market display for Greyhounds as Pets.
On this date, Bergie decided to impress Izzy with his hole digging skills…she took a front row seat!
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand