The alarm goes off. I can feel the sun hitting my face in slivers as my eyes slowly adjust to the room. Buried in blankets, I quickly close them once more in order to soak up the last few minutes of my slumber. Too late - Greta takes my subtle movements as her cue to begin the day. Before I know it, there's a wet nose in my face and a seventy-pound Pit Bull rolling around next to me, ready for breakfast. If you're a pet parent, this morning routine is probably familiar. And just like any dog, Greta has her favorite products and a strict order in which she uses them. Ready to walk through Greta's typical morning routine together?
Breakfast is served
It's said to be the most important meal of the day, and Greta certainly would agree. In fact, she and I share a love of breakfast foods. We begin with a scoop of dry food and an assortment of important anxiety and allergy pills so she can start her day off on the right paw.
Walk the walk
After breakfast, you better believe this Pittie is hitting the pavement. Besides eating, walks are Greta's favorite activity. We cruise down the block in style, but beauty is in both form AND function for this little one. When you have a reactive dog in tow, your walking gear has got to be ready for anything.
Whether you're working from home or heading into the office, providing your pup with something to work on or do during in the morning can give you hours of peaceful work time. It's also good for their mental development and prevents boredom and destructive behavior. I love to give Greta a puzzle before I go into office mode. It keeps her busy and happy!
Lizz Caputo is a Content Strategist at Figo, animal enthusiast, and owner of a rescued senior American Bully. Her hobbies include checking out new restaurants in her area, boxing, and petting dogs of all shapes and sizes.