My relationship with Jada, my poodle — my mini-me is probably not 100% healthy. My automatic reaction to her birthdays is sadness. I have to remind myself that is a great thing she’s celebrating another birthday. I would take her everywhere with me if I could. Jada is her own unique character and I love her very much.
1. Jada Reminds Me How To Love
She loves me unconditionally. Yeah, she’s a poodle — she loves herself just as much and she loves her self first. When she does not feel like cuddling with me, she doesn’t. Now, if I beg her enough, she will give me a five-minute session then walk away. When she does not want to be bothered, she lets you know. This miniature poo shows me how to love and how not to sacrifice myself in that love. She’s a BeAtch and does not apologize for it.
2. Jada Does Not Take Rejection Personally
My poodle has greeted one or two people who just tell her to get away from them. My instinct is to grab her and tell her it’s okay. She however, looks at them like they are aliens. Her looks say, “What’s wrong with this person?” She just goes where she’s loved. She doe not take it personally.
3. Jada Taught Me How To Love
Prior to getting my poo, I had a lot of rules about where my pets could be and where they couldn’t be. I am still a structured pet mommy, but I have taken away those rules that were actually love boundaries. I am blessed to know that boundless love between my pets and me.
Everyone in my family (except me, of course), jokingly “hate” my poodle. She has a cat’s attitude and a dog’s loving heart. She does remind me to be who I am and to stop apologizing for it. I thank God for Jada for countless reasons. Because of my love for her, I’ve loved all our subsequent pets without reservations.