Can you relate?
Are you an animal lover? Have you ever met an animal and it was love at first sight? Honestly, I fall in love with most animals I meet. I often stop throughout my day to connect with dogs and their owners on the trail, at a coffee shop, or wherever one shows up.
Recently my son called me and said, “Mom, I’m at the Humane Society…” I was driving and pulled over. This was a serious call and I wanted to give it my full attention. If you know me you know I’ve had dogs my entire life. If we haven’t met yet, more than likely dogs might become a part of our conversation.
My life with dogs
I can’t imagine my life without dogs. As a child dogs taught me about responsibility and caring for another living being. Dogs also taught me about companionship and animal behavior. My dogs have enjoyed and greatly benefited from being a part of a pack. I realize multiple dogs might not be for everyone’s lifestyle and not every dog is meant to be with other dogs. However, if your life circumstances support more than one dog [financially, time, training, living arrangements, dog temperament, etc. ] it can be a win-win situation.
How do you decide?
My son grew up with four dogs, and he adopted his first dog when he went off to college. Consequently, he has been a very responsible pet owner. Questions I asked when he called: Can you afford it? How will two dogs benefit your life? Turns out the puppy he was interested in was the last one left of the litter, so I suggested he put a hold on the puppy and give it 24 hours. Long story short, another puppy was adopted from a local humane society the next day. My son is now enjoying the responsibility of a new pup, and a growing dog pack. And I am absolutely smitten and enjoying having new puppy energy around again. Isn’t he just adorable!?
Do you have a dog story to share? I would love to hear from you about your unique dog story. Please leave a note in the comments, or contact me at nellsnewvistas[at]gmail.com