Today was a big day for me. I met my parents’ grandchildren for the first time, and let me tell you, they were a lively bunch! They seemed to take a liking to me, though, and I got lots of treats and pets, so I can’t complain.
But the real adventure of the day came when my dad and I decided to take a ride in a rental van. I was excited at first, but as soon as we started moving, I realized I didn’t quite know how to ride in a vehicle. The bumps and turns made me feel a little queasy, and I kept sliding around on the seat.
That’s when my dad tried to show me or hold, not really sure. I saw two dogs who were riding in the car next to us, and they seemed to be having a blast. They were jumping around and wagging their tails, completely unfazed by the movement of the vehicle.
I watched them in awe, and my dad explained that some dogs are just better at riding in cars than others. He said that some dogs get used to it when they’re young, while others need a little more time to adjust.
As we drove on, I couldn’t help but feel a little jealous. I wanted to be able to ride in a car like they could, without feeling scared or uncomfortable. So, I decided to take a page out of their book and try to enjoy the ride.
It wasn’t easy at first, but I focused on taking deep breaths and staying as still as possible. Slowly but surely, I started to get the hang of it. The bumps and turns still made me feel a little queasy, but I was determined to be a good passenger.
By the time we got back to my parents’ house, I was feeling pretty proud of myself. I had faced my fear of riding in a car and come out the other side a little braver. And even though I wasn’t quite as confident as I wished I had, I knew that I was getting there.
In the end, I realized that sometimes we need a little help from our furry friends to conquer our fears. And those two other dogs might have just been two dogs in a car, but to me, they were a symbol of bravery and determination. And who knows, maybe one day I’ll be just as fearless on the road as they were.