Why is a "bad heart dog", also called a "broken" heart, horrible? Let me set the record straight: I am not going to be talking about a dog born with a defective heart.
Sad or serious face dog? Not mine!
Reading along I am referring to breaking an innocent animal's heart (once happy). I believe dogs are born with a joyful heart. Sadly, it can change when they reach a bad home that kills their joy, removes their spirit and changes their personality. It's living conditions "gives" them a broken heart or bad one.
For some lucky pooches like mine, she is super happy even through rejected from her former home (before I adopted this princess angel). Now for you, wouldn't a bad environment, unhealthy living, sour relationships and sorrowful days and nights break your heart? Gosh!
The pet can't control where he came from, but you can control what you do to sweeten his life. Right? I'm living proof it works after adopting for over 40 years. Let this encourage you to be a great owner. Every creature deserves a day over-filled with "joy."
"A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his." John Grogan
What drives a human to be mean to a dog?
Imagine how sad it is that innocent great pets can come from a good home, go into a bad home or come from a bad home, and try to fit into an adopted home. Do you think they can get a broken heart from rejection? Have you ever taken your "darling" to a psychiatrist helping analyze the problem from previous owners? Today we have behavior therapist for them. I don't think these animals understand why anyone would be mean to them. I can't understand it myself. What makes people behave this way? Suppressed anger? Or, could it be because of their own personal frustrations?
Repressed anger can come out like a roaring lion. Many times it comes without warning. Words can sting and sometimes the animal is the one who gets the grunt of their emotional anger issues. Hopefully folks will recognize to seek help without hurting a human or four-legged creature.
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanual Kant
Dogs are our link to paradise
Milan Kundera said:
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace."
Three steps to win the heart of a dog are:
1. Speak. Dogs are born smart. They are sensitive to voice tones. So if you scream they get frightened. A tender, soft voice is welcomed while a rough one is harsh to their ears. Do you want to instill fear into a dog? Would you want someone to do that to you? They deserve your.
Reflection: What sounds better to your "pure" ears: a soft or harsh voice?
2. Food and Water. Fresh is best for food choices. Buy excellent quality not just purchase based on the dollar tag. You may consider natural dog gardening growing ideas. For example, here in Colorado carrots has two growing seasons. For the last season, usually started in July you can keep that in grown through the winter months even with a freeze. They are usually grown deep below the grown. For beets you can consider doing that as well with the two seasons. Beets come in different colors. Ever see a yellow one, orange or red one? Each have different flavors.
Change the water a few times a day. Even when it comes to water consider filtered or one better than your choline free water. Both are harmful to your health, but study before believing what you read or hear. Do your own homework first–then decide.
Reflection: What kind of foods and drinks go into your body? How do you feel afterward? Gas or bloated? How do you think the pet feels eating or drinking wrongly.
3. Exercise. Just like you may love to take a walk, run or throw a ball around, your dog loves to engage in that too. Now if you talking about an older dog they may be a modified exercise program daily but still they love your company.
Reflection: Do you like to exercise daily? What kind of exercise could you and your best friend, the dog, do together?
For the dog with challenges
There may be some natural dog herbal remedies you can look for. I don't have any specific recommendations but I would check in books, online or at your library for some suggestions. I plan to market some from my site here including essential oils for people and pets (not only dogs, but cats and horses). Your dog will love you more with your soft voice, food and water plus exercise with playtime daily.
Please start spreading the message that dogs need a home filled with love and not fear. Why give them a broken heart to live with each day? Would you want to live your life this way daily? I wouldn't.
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Wags from Molly, the dog and Carol Giambri