Sunday, April 15, 2012

Furry Friends Linky Party

I am SO excited to be linking up with Sandy at Soaring Through Second Grade. Since my husband and I don't have kids yet, our puppy is like our baby. We spoil him, discipline him, and love talking about him to anyone that will listen! I often have to hold myself back from saying "Hey! My Teddy does that too!" when people are telling stories about their kids because I realize that people may not be thrilled about their child being compared to my dog.

Sandy is keeping this party educational by asking us to discuss something we've learned from our pet. I would say the biggest thing I learned from my pet is what it feels like to be a parent. It can be difficult to view school situations from a parent's point of view since I don't have kids. I would often get frustrated with parents for not supporting classroom discipline or being reluctant to accept what I was telling them about their child's classroom behavior/learning. I know it sounds weird, but now that I have a dog I understand how it feels to have someone that you love and see the best in and having to take advice from professionals who may not recognize how wonderful that loved one is, despite their behavior. I know that my parent communication will continue to improve as I have my own children, but for now I am content learning to understand through the eyes of my adorable puppy Teddy.

These are pictures of our wonderful 9 month-old Boxer puppy named Teddy. He is playful, sweet, energetic, and loving. These pictures were taken at the photo shoot that my hubby and I had for our 1 year anniversary back in February.




Don't forget to link up here with my Font Linky Party!

Adrienne

9 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness!!! Thank you so much for sharing Teddy! What a cutie!!! And I LOVE what you've learned from him!!! I can relate because my husband and I don't have kids yet, either, and I treat my dogs like my kids too! I can pretty much relate anything anyone says about their kids to my dogs too! :) Your pictures are amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!

Rebecca said...

Your Teddy is adorable! I have two grown boys, and my furbaby is like my third child! So I completely get it! I have linked up to the party to share my sweet Maggie Bleu! Hope you can drop by!

Furbaby Blessings,
Rebecca
The Teacher's Chatterbox

Miss Trayers said...

He is beautiful! I grew up with boxers-they are just such "good" dogs-never stop wiggling with excitement to see you.

NotJustChild'sPlay

Corinna said...

What beautfiul pictures of your family:) Boxers are such sweet dogs, so good with kids. Many of our friends have them and they are just wonderful.

Aloha,
Corinna
Surfin' Through Second

CacheyMama said...

Thanks for following Cachey Mama's Classroom. I am also your newest follower!
Lori

Tamera said...

Teddy is a beautiful boxer. We have a part boxer/lab who is a total mess! BTW: I am your newest follower.

:) Tamera
http://myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com

Stop by my blog sometime.

Josh Bennett said...

I've always wanted a boxer and we actually have a boxer/beagle mix named Deacon. We lovingly call him Freaky Deke. :) Thanks for sharing your fur-children with us!

I'm a new follower! :)

Josh
Mr. B's Beach Brains

Edana said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I've been a little M.I.A lately so it feels real good to be back online..lol! I love FONTS too!!! I hope to link up soon :)

Color Me Kinder

iintegratetechnology said...

Saw your boxer and smiled! My brindle female boxer passed away last year from cancer and I miss her so much. Thanks for sharing about your boxer! I have a male fawn boxer now and he is such a baby! Boxers are the best! Glad I found you on TBA!
Mindy

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