Unconditional Love: "Never underestimate how good it feels when someone is happy to see you."
Welcome to the Unconditional Love series, where we bring you heartfelt stories about all of the ways animals have shown unconditional love through the years. Be sure to check back each week for a different post -- and share your own story for a chance to win $50 worth of pet food.
This week, we talked to The Dog Daily contributor Lauren Siegel. Here’s what she said about her pet:
What is your favorite way your pet shows you unconditional love?
Even after a long day of us being out of the house, working or running errands, without fail Hesche will come to the door, more excited than the last day, to see us.
Never underestimate how good it feels when someone is happy to see you.
What has your dog/cat taught you about unconditional love?
People often take advantage of those who love them the most. When it comes to a dog, you have to give back and show them how much you love them with your care. They teach you patience, and how to reciprocate love so the other party knows how you really feel.
When was a time that your pet’s unconditional love was extra important to you?
When my other dog passed away, Hesche crawled up into bed and laid his head on the pillow next to me.
Have you ever had a pet that you felt that was truly a part of your family?
Definitely! Every morning, before I leave for work, Hesche gives me a little kiss on the nose. It’s just like I used to do with my grandpa. It’s become a family tradition that I expect to carry on for as long as possible.
What does your pet’s unconditional love look like?