I’m not big on New Year resolutions, but I do appreciate a re-dedication of healthy habits from time to time, whether in January or some other month. Let’s talk about making resolutions, or re-dedicating ourselves to good habits with our beloved pets.
What needs attention in your routine with your pet? Is there a behavior shift on which you need to put more attention? During this winter season has your activity or walking routine become haphazard?
As our pets age or our lifestyles evolve this may also be a good time to evaluate overall quality of life topics. As you establish or re-establish habits and routines, communicate to your pet your intention for adjusting the routine. Don’t worry – they will get it! Ask them to help you with this joint venture into more quality time together.
Hold an image of the two of you in the back yard working on recall or a new trick. Perhaps you plan to do this 3-4 times a week after work, so the sky will be dark but the porch light will be on. What you SEE in your vision is only 40% of the communication. What emotions go along with this special time together – joy? laughter? a high level of energy and animation? Be sure to SEE and FEEL the complete scenario.
If your new habit is to help your pet in his/her senior years with a renewed commitment to regular care – massages, medication schedule, stricter mealtimes to help with weight management – you can communicate that too. Start with all the love you feel for them in your heart, and your desire to snuggle or walk or play with them through the next year (envision this as the four seasons). Mix that vision with your new routine of regular visits to care providers or sitting with them having quality time while they take in their sub-q fluids.
Whatever the new or re-established habit, you and your pet are partners and you can hold each other accountable. The hardest part may be identifying just one new joyful routine on which to focus!
I look forward to working with your beloved animals for a variety of relevant topics. Schedule your animal communication consultation now for a deeper understanding of behaviors, symptoms, and quality of life.