“I’ll find him leaping on our coffee table to sniff store-bought flowers… occasionally even fake plants,” says the author. 🌷
Every dog enjoys a good sniff, but nothing smells better to Finn than flowers. The 2-year-old Pekingese-Brussels griffon mix is the most enthusiastic about spring.
When Sarah Geers was a puppy, she noted her dog’s affection for flowers. “My father’s zinnia garden captivated him,” Geers explained. “He’d simply sit there sniffing them, not trying to bite them or anything, just sniffing.” Finn is a sweet puppy.”
Finn finds a method to please his nose even when the flowers aren’t blossoming outdoors. “I’m going to find him hopping on our coffee table sniffing store-bought flowers,” Geers said. “Occasionally, even artificial plants.”
Finn’s family is the one thing he values more than flowers. The tiny puppy sleeps with his father under the blankets and follows his mother everywhere she goes.
“He’s hooked to my hip and enjoys sitting on people’s laps,” Geers explained. “He enjoys going to Target, HomeGoods, Lowe’s, and other places where people congregate!” He adores people and enjoys being caressed. He lives on the spotlight.”
Finn spends his time sniffing flowers when he isn’t accepting pets from strangers. “When we go to HomeGoods, I’ll catch him sniffing the artificial flowers,” Geers said. “He enjoys riding in the cart and will peer out to sniff them as we pass down the aisle. He was especially enamored with the flowers from my wedding!”
Finn is drawn to all floral plants, but pansies are his favorite. These bright flowers are safe to dogs and appear to be rather tempting, however Finn would never eat his favorite petals.
We can only speculate what magnificent fragrances Finn is picking up from his flowers with a sense of smell 10,000 to 100,000 times that of the normal human. But taking the time to appreciate the small things, such as the pleasant scent of a flower, has made the tiny dog happy and comfortable, and he spreads his happiness to everyone he encounters.
“Every day,” Geers remarked, “he makes us grin and laugh.” “He’s constantly cheerful and never quits wagging his tail or kissing you. He always tells us to be happy and express love.”