The bond you have with your Heart Dog is incredibly special. You have a unique connection that has perhaps, at times, made you wonder "What’s up with this?" This special bond you share is very normal - it simply means your fur baby is your canine soulmate (aka. "Heart Dog") Now you are ready to show your Heart Dog off to the world!
Here are 3 easy ways to let the world know you are a proud Heart Dog parent.
A few years ago Maverick was attacked by another dog while we were out for one of our usual walks. All he wanted to do was say hello - being his usual friendly self - and the dog went postal! This incident was a huge shocker to say the least! Luckily, Maverick was not physically harmed but he was shaken up, and so was I. Big time. That day made me realize I need to toughen up and make it clear that no one messes with my Heart Dog. So I found this sweater and wear it often in pride when we go out for walks. No further incidents have happened since then and I like to think the sweater definitely has something to do with it ;o)
Other than my awesome "Don't-Mess-With-Me" sweater, what I would really love to get is a Heart Dog specific t-shirt. Hmm...the ideas are beginning to formulate on how I can make this happen but if you know of a place that already makes them, I would love to hear about it!
We have all seen bumper stickers, signs, and various memorabilia from dog owners proudly displaying their beloved canine. My favourite signs are gifts from my brother – he tends to score an A+ in holiday gift giving. Anyone who knows me well knows any dog-related gift (specifically sheltie) is a surefire way to put a smile on my face and make my house feel even more like a home.
A newer option, thanks to my awesomely talented mom, Shirley, are cross-stitch tissue boxes. She has just started making them so they aren’t officially up for grabs yet but if you’d love one, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or comment to this blog and I’ll put you on the wait list. She also makes full-size boxes with a full profile picture of many dog breeds. I love seeing the one of a sheltie that looks just like Maverick every time I walk past it in my hallway.
Write About It
As I’m sure you know, this is my favourite way to brag about my Heart Dog, Maverick. You can read all about him here. Writing a Tribute for your Heart Dog is very cathartic. Whether your Heart Dog has passed away recently, a long time ago, or fortunately is still with you, it feels great to share with the world all the things you love about him or her. You can read some recent Tribute stories to see what it’s all about – Pebbles, Oliver, and Wynston have been our most recent Tribute posts.
To make it as easy as pie, I created a form so you can easily fill out your responses, hit send, and I’ll take it from there. No need to worry about grammar or spelling or making it “sound good”. I love writing and editing and will spruce it up for you. All that matters is that you share your heart felt Heart Dog story and tell us what makes your canine soulmate so special. Then you can sit back and enjoy seeing your Heart Dog be a star!
How do you show off your Heart Dog? Am I missing some great ideas? Please comment and share below.
How can this blog help you?
This website and blog originated from the experience of learning to let go of my beloved Heart Dog, Maverick. By sharing my story and offering the opportunity for you to share yours, I hope we can all truly celebrate their lives. pay tribute, and heal from the loss of our one true canine companion. I hope this website will also raise awareness of the meaning of a Heart Dog because it is a concept that is not largely understood.