My pet-loving husband of 21 years, brought home a dog. For Heavens sake, I have never owned a pet or took care of any kind of living thing, a plant, an animal, not even a Korean bug. Never! I don't intend to start now in my later years. But things do happen for a reason (oh come on). So, I willingly took in the little breathing creature into my home and started learning to care for it. And as the story unfolds . . . now,
they are two (click to see my pets) oh no, not those below!
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- Unsure of myself? A dog for a pet, how did this happen to me?
- So you want a pet? How do you choose one?
- No way, 7 good reasons why I do not want a pet
- Are you ready for a pet? On pet parenting
- The right thing to ask, to train or not to train
- Harakiri! The 7 easy steps to make it hard to care for pets
- Solution? Consult other folks for different (dog) strokes
- What kind of dog are you interested in? Check out my pets' breed
- What to call your pet? 101 dog names
This is a photo of my first pet, kinda shy. You'll get to know him better through my stories. I discovered that you have to enjoy both, having a pet and caring for it, yo really say "I have a pet."
If this is not the case, either you change your pet or you change you.
In my case, I made a change in "me". Something about me: I love writing and taking photos. That's me, in the photo with the snake, without a head. I just hope I get to be a good nanny for my two kiddos. Golly! My dog does not have a head here either.
Tom's Little Dog by Walter de la Mare
Tom told his dog called Tim to beg,
And up at once he sat,
His two clear amber eyes fixed fast,
His haunches on his mat.Tom poised a lump of sugar on
His nose; then, "Trust!" says he;
Stiff as a guardsman sat his Tim;
Never a hair stirred he.
"Paid for!" says Tom; and in a trice
Up jerked that moist black nose;
A snap of teeth, a crunch, a munch,
And down the sugar goes!