It’s easy for me to say that being a pet rocks, because I’m a dog, and it rocks! But, as a human you might not be aware of all the perks to being a pet, like treats, cuddling, and tons of play time. Wouldn’t you like it if every time you barked and sat on command you received a tasty treat? I bet you would.

With so many things to love about being a canine companion, I’ve decided to give you guys a little sniff into what I love most about being a pet, so here goes nothin’!

I often hear people say that dogs have it easy, and they’re right! It’s our job to play, do tricks, and receive treats, what could be better than that? Our super smell and hearing make it easy for us to sniff out or hear when Mom has the cookie jar open and our naturally soft fur makes us irresistible to the ladies. You know, I never say no to a good ol’ belly rub.

As a pet, I get to do tons of things that would be weird for you humans, like going days without bathing, sniffing our new friends’ butts, and playing fetch. But the best part about being a pet is having a family to be a pet for. Whether its back scratches and cuddles, or simply getting to tag along on Sunday errands, my parents provide me and my feline siblings with the best love possible.

So, thanks Mom and Dad; I know my life was forever changed the day I was lucky enough to become your pet.

If you’re lucky enough to be someone’s fur-ever pet, share your family pictures with me on my Facebook page or tag me in your Instagram pics @OneUpMax!

Ears Truly,

One Up Max