I had pet dogs, hamsters, and a few goldfish as I grew up. Overall, I can only consider myself a “fair” owner, especially of a couple of mutts I ever owned and named the same.
It was much of a learning experience for me, the responsibility of ownership. No, there was no maltreatment! No cruelty. Hindsight is simply a good teacher. Now I know I will be better than I was many years ago.
I love dogs because of their capacity to manifest human-like emotions and characteristics. I love dogs because of their friendly and forgiving nature.
Do I own one right now? Regrettably, I don’t.
I work the 9-5 grind and live on my own. There will be nobody to take care of the dog if I have one. Not right, to leave a dog alone to fend for itself even in the “safe” confines of one’s own home. Or in my case, a small studio. In the meantime, I say…
“Love your dog. In the ten to fifteen years you’ll be together, your dog only has you and is dependent upon you. A dog’s brief stay is a few years for you, yet, you are your dog’s lifetime.
Be kind to your dog. Your reward is its bond of unconditional loyalty and companionship. Time comes when you will only have the fun memories you had together. Hopefully, you had cared for your dog as well as it patiently suffered you, stuck by you, and accepted you… Unconditionally.”
To them this site is dedicated.