by Leonard Rego
"I want the one with the happy ending," said a little boy to his mother at a pet store I was visiting last Thursday. He was referring to a little puppy whose tail wiggled furiously from side to side, as he eagerly licked the boy's hand in playfulness.
Dogs are like that. They're friendly, faithful and fun, and that's why they're called man's best friend. I'm sure you've had a pet dog before or at least know someone who has a pet dog. I've had lots of dogs as pets over the years. Dazzle, a dachshund, Bonzo, a cairn terrier, Ringo, a mongrel, and Shadow, a fox terrier, were all my bow-wow buddies as I was growing up. My mum practically wrote the lyrics to the song, "Who let the dogs out!"
If you have a large apartment or villa, and are allowed to keep dogs as pets, then bringing home a pup from a pet store or a rescued pooch from a dog shelter might be a good idea. The second option is what I'd recommend if you're familiar with dogs and have a heart big enough to care for an abandoned doggie.
- Before you bring home your dog
- Choosing your pet
- Care and feeding
- A name for your dog
- Dog Trivia
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