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, or when I’m working at a coffee shop.
Well, my son recently called me and said, “Mom, I’m at the Humane Society…” If you follow me on social media you know I’ve had dogs my entire life. In fact, our pack have their own Instagram @talesfor4tails if you want to follow, please do! We’d love to have you along.
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 socially from being a part of a pack. I realize multiple dogs might not be for everyone, or work for you. 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 four years ago. Consequently, he has been a very responsible pet owner. So, when my son called me I asked: Can you afford it? How will two dogs benefit your life? He was the last pup 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