Ryan and I have been dog-sitting for the last couple of weeks. It’s been great fun to learn a bit more about our canine pals. I love having animals around but I was bit concerned going into this as I’m much better with wild animals than with pets. A squirrel will come over and sit on me and a tortoise will nap in my lap, but put me near a pet and neither of us knows what to do. Luckily, Ryan’s background is with wildlife, so as well as all the official documents (who knew animal first aid was a thing) he’s extremely good with both domesticated and normal animals.
Must Love Dogs?
Until we started looking after them I would have said I am really not a dog person. I’m probably more of a cat person on the old “cats v dogs”, but even then I’m not a huge fan. Show me a cow, pig, octopus, tortoise, duck, monkey, mouse or crab and I’m a hysterical mess. Dogs tended to leave me cold. So, I’ve been grateful for all of these new dogs who have bounded into our lives. I’ve realised that with dogs, like literally EVERY other animal, you can learn about the species all you want, but it’s the individuals you’ll bond with that will leave some kind of lasting impression. How about this four month old puppy wearing a bumblebee harness?