Each year Subaru of America celebrates the love between our owners and their dogs with a dog-specific campaign. Subaru challenged bloggers to share how we incorporate our dogs to be a part of our family and why they are important family members.
I’m incredibly fortunate to not only get to take my Magical-Dawg with me to work each day, when I commute up the stairs, but to also have him (and Seren-Kitty) as an intrinsic part of my work. So I wanted to share some picture examples.
Subaru has their own ideas. Be sure to scroll down and watch a hilarious video from Subaru. And stay tuned to learn more about a fun (and addictive!) Subaru Facebook ap where you can create a doggy driver’s license, ask advice (from dogs!) and more. Here’s a sneak peak.
I scented some socks with “puppy smell” to bring home and share with Seren-kitty. At this point I’d already rearranged my work schedule, and added puppy gates and a crate to the kitchen, in preparation for his home-coming. I wanted to be sure he transitioned into our family, and didn’t put the cat’s tail into too much of a twist!
Magic inherited the big ceramic water and food bowls that belonged to our first shepherd. Here at 8 weeks old and 11 pounds (his first day home with us!) it’s hard to imagine he’ll ever grow into them. During these first weeks, he stayed in the kitchen during the day (and I moved the laptop there to work). In the evenings he got to spend time in the living room with us–Seren-kitty was NOT amused! Magic even accompanied me to theater rehearsals in the evening–and discovered he LOVES car rides. The other actors vied over who got to puppy-sit while I was on stage.
It took two months and lots of bribes to bring these two together (Seren loves Philly cream cheese!). The introduction process between these two was documented in a case study presented online and published in the IAABC journal. Yes, Magical-Dawg and Seren-Kitty are not only part of my family, they are what makes my career a success. I call them my “furry muses.”
Now at 6-1/2 years old and 85 pounds, Magic and sixteen-year-old Seren actually get along very well. He’d still like her to play tug with his toy, but she’s given up plotting to get rid of him. Most evenings, after I’ve FINALLY shut down the computer for the night, Seren curls up on my lap while Magic squeezes himself onto the footrest to keep my toes warm.
We are family. As it should be.
How do your dogs fit into your family? What do you do to make them feel special and incorporate them into your day to day living?
Subaru suggests putting your dog in touch with Grant Weber, Subaru Canine Sales Associate. If you’re a dog, and you’re looking for a Subaru, head on down to see Grant Weber. You’ll leave with your tail held high. Here’s a teaser (below) but Seren-kitty has been LOL about this one–check it out!
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