ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Learning Responsibility

Updated on December 19, 2012
Moses and me!!
Moses and me!!

My Best Friend

I found this quick little essay I did awhile back on why getting a dog for a child is a good idea, thought it was cute...


The expectation of getting a child his or her first pet is that they will learn responsibility; I learned that plus some. My little brother and I had been begging our mother for a puppy for a long time and finally the day had come. I fell in love with him as soon as I first saw him nervously crawl out of the puppy carrier. I couldn’t wait to play with him, give him lots of treats, and give him lots of love. However there was more to it than just playing with him. Now this little puppy with floppy ears, wrinkles smothering his face, and big paws he kept tripping over was my responsibility. I took care of him for six years before I moved out and in all those years he taught me not only responsibility but that patience is just as important when training a dog and that friendship and love is a must.


He was a tri-colored beagle that could no keep his nose off the ground, so as he walked his nose parted the grass. My mom found this hilarious and Moses became his name. At first he was a handful and I didn’t much enjoy it. He had to go out every couple of hours all day and night, he tore up sweaters and toy after toy, and sometimes he rough housed just a little too much, however, as he started to grow into his paws and wrinkles and I learned to have some patience with this hyper pup he was able to be potty trained rather quickly and learned many commands. The responsibility set in more when it came to walking him every day, well, I should say he walked me. Also when he got loose I was so worried for him because he was my best friend at time, I was responsible for watching him but, there he went, chasing the snow plow up the street. But since he was my responsibility there I went chasing up the street in pajamas and snow boots after him.


As both Moses and I grew into our paws and feet I learned responsibility and patience, however, I gained more in him as man’s best friend. Without him I don’t think I’d fully understand how much patience and responsibility it really takes to care for another living thing. It’s important that children learn this in young adult years and a pet is an excellent way. Besides, kids get a best friend for life, something that will listen and always understand.



Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ElizabethRidge profile image
      Author

      Elizabeth Ridge 5 years ago from Iowa

      Thank you! I believe pets are so important...even when you're older!

    • Riviera Rose profile image

      Riviera Rose 5 years ago from South of France

      Every child should grow up with pets, if possible. A dog is your first true friend, who doesn't judge, doesn't tease or bully, but just wants to play and be with you. A great hub, voted up and beautiful!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)