Share the Love of Dogs with Cesar
I love my dogs. I don’t know what our lives would be like without them. But there has definitely been a time of adjustment since W was born. Our home used to be all about the dogs but now we have a baby. Well, a toddler. Things are changing again as he gets older and begins to share the love of dogs. The dogs are starting to understand that he is a person too.
Soon enough W will begin to realize what a comfort our dogs can be. I have owned my rat terrier (one of our 3 dogs) for about 4 1/2 years. We got him right after we got married. I was missing my other dog (who was living with my mom) so much that I just couldn’t handle it. I needed a dog to cuddle up with!
That’s how we ended up with Toby. He has been a bundle of energy and we have been through a lot with him. The thing that sticks out the most is the loss of my sister 16 months ago. During some of the darkest days of our lives, our dogs were there with us. Toby was more than willing to snuggle up and remind me that somehow everything would be okay.
I think the one thing I remember about Toby throughout the days and weeks following my sister’s memorial is that he was always there. Whether I wanted him or not, he seemed to just be there to love me. He also seemed to know when he needed to just stay out of the way a bit.
Dogs have a special power and a special love. And I’m pretty sure they have health benefits as well. I think that Toby is usually great at helping reduce my stress levels. Now when he’s chewing up things, I might not agree. But most of the time he has a calming effect on me.
Cesar believes that having a relationship with a dog can truly improve your life. Dogs are capable of lowering stress, anxiety, and blood pressure. Dogs can have a hug impact on the lives of people in need through work as therapy dogs. While I’m not sure Toby is quite cut out to be a therapy dog, I know he has a huge impact on our lives.
Share the Love & Share a Story
The power of dogs is the reason that Cesar created a social media campaign to support therapy dog organizations. The Share a Story and Share the Love initiative was designed to make sure that people in need continue to receive the powerful benefits of a dog’s unconditional love in their lives.
You can share heartwarming stories of your dogs and therapy dogs you know through social media by connecting with Cesar on Facebook and on Twitter @CesarCuisine. Visit cesar.com/therapydogs to see the stories of therapy dogs sharing their love and changing lives! Cesar is committed to donating $100,000 this year to support three therapy dog organizations!
For the love of dogs, join me and #sharethelove to make a difference in the lives of those in need!
Tell me how a dog’s love has touched your life!
Formula Mom Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Cesar and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.