I remember reading just how much having a dog in your life can lift your mood. I’m not saying you should buy a dog right now plus having a dog is a huge responsibility and should always be taken seriously! What I am saying is if you’re fortunate enough to have a doggie companion in your life, then they can bring you an immense amount of joy.
Charlie gets me out of the house everyday (when I’m not ill in bed after chemo or with an infection!) and that means I’m in contact with not just nature but other fellow dog walkers. For some reason people open up to you when you have a dog. You can walk for miles and not know the other dog owner’s name yet you chat away like best friends. I also love going on the tube with Charlie, he literally will make every person smile and the tube is not normally a place of smiles and friendly chit chat.
I can honestly say that having a pooch in your life is magical. It’s hard work too, we worked very hard on making sure Charlie was disciplined, happy and secure. My mother read extensive amounts on how to train your puppy, we went to puppy school and we had a very grounded attitude towards him. It’s worth investing time in having a disciplined happy dog.
Overall Charlie is a wonderful contribution to my life and my family. I am so grateful that having him means I make the effort to walk amongst our Planet’s natural beauty plus I have met tonnes of wonderful people. I really think it’s wonderful how having a dog can connect you with people from all walks of life.
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