If you’re a regular reader of the Bisket Baskets blog – which we hope you are! – you’ve likely noticed that we write about our dog gift baskets quite a bit. The reason for that is a simple one: I am the one who writes the posts most often, and I am the quintessential ‘dog person’ through and through.
There are few things about dogs I don’t adore. I love their expressive eyes, I love their wagging tails, I love how affectionate they are, I love the way they look when they excitedly run through a park. And those sounds they make when they want a bite of your food so badly? While some people find them annoying, they endear dogs to me even further. If it was socially acceptable to make those sounds when I saw something I wanted, I’m sure I would!
I’ve loved dogs as long as I can remember, and just when I think it’s impossible to love them more than I already do, I somehow find a way. I’m that lady who stops every single person walking their dog that crosses my path to ask if I can pet him or her. I’m that lady who follows countless dog-centered pages on social media sites just so I see pictures of pooches every time I log on. I’m that lady whose dog is her phone screensaver, computer screensaver, and whose picture is most prominently displayed on her desk. I’m a crazy dog lady, and I’m OK with that! Because as much as I love people, there is no denying the friendship you form with your dog is one-of-a-kind. I’ve had other pets in my life, and as much as I loved them all, I never felt that dog connection.
It likely comes as no surprise that I spoil my dog a bit. But honestly – he spoils me even more! If I accidentally wake him up when he’s having a snooze, he doesn’t get mad at me. He makes sure everything is OK before going back to bed. If I’m having a stressful day or I’m just not feeling well, he’s always ready to be a goof and make me smile, or to keep me company on the couch. If I get caught up at work, he doesn’t get mad that I’m home late. He’s too happy to see me to waste time on a grudge. And it’s for these reasons and many more that I make sure he gets the toys, treats, and dog gift baskets that he so deserves. Dogs have taught me that even on a freezing cold winter day, you have to see the sun for the clouds and play in the snow! The least I can do for the amazing animals that have made and continue to make my life so much better is give them treats.