Dogs have become a big part of my life. I used to consider myself a “cat person”, still am, but I’ve definitely become a “dog person” too. That sounds a bit like saying that you are both a Boston Red Sox fan (for sure!) and a “that awful team from the Bronx whose name I can’t even type” fan at the same time, but its not! I’ve come to appreciate the qualities of both these types of pets.
As you can see, he sits in unusual places like most cats do. Unlike most cats, he drools like a dog when he is happy.
She came into our lives after the premature loss of a great mutt named Fergus. I fell in love with golden retrievers back when I was a college student working part time for a group of veterinarians. One of the vets rented an apartment upstairs at the animal hospital where I worked and they owned a lovely, friendly, floppy golden retriever. From that day on, I saw a golden retriever as part of the picture when I had my own family and home.
ETA: Dear Daphne passed away from cancer at the age of 10, 10/27/15
My hubby owned a collie as a child, and has always had a soft spot for this breed. When I learned last year that one of the teachers that I work with was going to be having collie puppies, I soon realized we were destined to become a 2-dog household!
We do a lot of vacuuming around here, but the pets really help our house be a home. I hope these pets help provide memories of a happy childhood for my girls and I cherish their unconditional love!