Pippen’s late-night walks have been going great. Me and my cousins have been going everyday for the most part, which is great because anytime I see Pippen not doing anything, I feel terrible because if I was in his position, I would not want to be left to do nothing.
He deserves to interact with his surroundings, I should not be a barrier to him, I should be his biggest supporter and tallest platform. My brothers haven’t been walking Pippen since the beginning of fall, due to school and work. I find their reasons to be the highest level of BS because I myself am in the same predicament. I would rather not fight with them, but my issue is that they are not putting in as much work or even any work for that matter. I just want them to put the work in, to take Pippen out to the backyard or to just engage with him in general on an hourly basis like myself.
Pippen’s turning 4! I’m excited but scared at the same time. I don’t want him to get old. I find myself thinking about the future and what it holds for Pippen. I have to stop thinking about Pippen growing old and dog age in general because it gets really depressing. I know you’re supposed to live in the moment but my plans and goals for the future involve and require that he is there. I love my dog, I will forever be indebted to my parents, not because of the gifts they bought me growing up but because they brought Pippen into my life. Animals as a whole are beautiful creatures and we should be doing our best to make sure that we’re all accounted for on earth. I saw a Jane Goodall interview on Jimmy Fallon and they were speaking about a moment in one of her National Geographic documentaries when an ape that Goodall had saved was being released back into the wild. Just before the ape left, they tightly hugged Goodall, showing their love and appreciation for what she did. I have attached the following video below.
I emailed BarkBox and asked them if they would be able to deliver the October package a bit early because the packages usually tend to come in the last week of the month and because Pippen and my brother’s joint birthday party will be any time from the 20th to the 22nd (my mother is undecided), it would be more meaningful for them to arrive early. I even offered to pay more if they could add a birthday gift. To my surprise, I got a response from them last week saying that they would be delighted to send him a FREE gift. The key word there is FREE. I’m excited for his birthday because I saw the treat/dog cake that they’re sending over and it’s gonna be great seeing his expression.
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