I am definitely a dog person. We always had dogs when I was growing up and there’s something almost human-like about them. They are intelligent, intuitive and incredibly loyal. As an angst-ridden teen I always confided in our dogs.
We don’t have a dog of our own, but it is something I have given a lot of thought to lately. I always said that I would wait until the kid was older – a boisterous toddler doesn’t really seem fair on a dog. Increasingly though, as I watch him with my mum’s dog Gypsy, I wonder if at four he’s old enough. He will sit for hours stroking her or throwing a ball for her to fetch and he loves nothing more than taking her on long walks.
If I were to get a dog, it would definitely be a rescue dog. Both dogs we had growing up were from the RSPCA and there are so many animals out there in need of a good, loving home.
If you’re considering getting a pet, check out the RSPCA in your area.