Dogs. Dogs are great, aren’t they? There’s nothing quite like coming home to that wet nose and wagging tail greeting you at the door. They are widely known for their unmatched companionship and loyalty. I could ramble on for hours about the benefits of dog ownership, but because this is my first entry, I will spare you. Considering all of this, it shouldn’t be a surprise that dog ownership is becoming more and more popular. In fact, if you look up and read some demographic and statistical reports of pet ownership online, it’s estimated that about 40% of Americans have dogs! That’s a lot of dogs. Moreover, word on the street is that millennials are jumping on board the dog-wagon. And if they aren’t already on board, they plan to be in the near future.
It seems as though getting a dog is one of the first steps in what we refer to today as “adulting”. You assume responsibility for his/her daily care, training, medical needs, happiness and well-being. They become part of the family, our loyal companions, and in some cases, our “children” before children.
So what? So, we venture into the world of dog-friendly work spaces, dog-friendly hotels and restaurants, and doggie Instagram accounts. In fact, as of this week, I created an Instagram account for our dog. Call us dog-obsessed, but my husband and I love our dog. Her name is Ava, and she is a rescue border collie mix that I adopted in 2014. We lead a pretty interesting life, and she is every bit a part of it. From the logistics of traveling Europe and moving from country to country, to navigating the ins and outs of dog ownership (with some silly bits and pieces of our crazy lives in between)… join us in this adventure as we document our life with fido.
Until next time!