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I became part of a group where we have dogs of the same breed. We meet mostly at the same dog-friendly venues at Eastwood, Tiendesitas and Serendra, where you also get to see different pets, especially dogs of all kinds. Some of the pets have on them clothes, shoes, hats, ribbons, nice collar, leash and tag. I enjoy seeing the dogs of all sizes, with all types of coat, walking and running around with their companions.
Talking to people who love pets is invigorating in a way, if you are on the same wavelength. Pets as a topic, I believe, is a safe point of discussion. It's advisable to have a healthy network of pet lovers.
They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
Jerome K. Jerome