My son Joe is home from college this weekend.
I’m a happy mom.
There’s something else.
Not only is Joe home, but his best friend also came home this weekend.
So, not only do I get to spend time with my boy, I get to see and spend time with a kid that has been a part of our lives forever.
I couldn’t ask for more.
We moved to the area right before Joe turned 5 years old.
The same week we moved into our new home, we met a whole group of our new neighbors.
One of our neighbors had a son the same age as Joseph.
I encouraged Joe to go make friends with our new neighbor.
It wasn’t long before Joe, uncharacteristically, informed me that he absolutely did not like the neighbor kid and they certainly were not friends.
Instead, Joe befriended the kid’s older brother.
Things continued that same way for a couple of years.
Joe stayed friends with the older brother but had little interaction with the kid that was the same age.
But slowly, things started changing.
As the boys grew up, they went to the same schools, rode the same buses, played on the same sports teams, and began to share the same interests.
Eventually, Joe and the neighbor kid not only became friends - they became best friends.
They have been for years.
I almost forget that there was a time that they weren’t friends.
I guess school can do that.
It brings people together.
Friendships form and things change.
I have the pleasure of teaching some of the classes here at Clever Canine.
Each of my classes is special.
I get to love and play with puppies and share the joy of new puppy ownership with many new puppy parents.
I watch puppies play together and listen to owners share their ups and downs.
It’s a job that many would love to have, and I am very thankful to have it.
I get to teach older dog parents how to train their dogs to be good citizens.
I show families how to teach their dog to have manners both at home and in the community.
And again, I hear the echoes of the people who tell me I have the best job, and I’m thankful.
Then, there’s my older group of dogs and their owners.
These are the dogs and families that have been training with us for a while.
Many have been through private lessons with me or have been through my other classes.
One of the great things about this group is how welcoming they are to newcomers.
I love to watch new people join the group and be accepted in.
It’s great to watch the friendships grow.
It’s hard to describe how much I love each one of the dogs that I have spent so long working with.
They and their families are special to me.
Many people comment on how much they like the perk of lifetime group classes that comes with our private lesson program or boot camp.
The secret we keep is that we benefit too.
We become attached. We love the dogs and enjoy spending time with our clients.
It’s our little incentive to get our clients to come back and visit.
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