It’s not just an adventure or a dream-come-true, it’s a different life. The tapping of fluffy, soft paws is always there, or at least for the next 15 years or so. I have never made such a long time commitment before.
I have always loved dogs even though I’m allergic to most animals with fur. I met a portugese waterdog and then found it’s spanish cousin and fell in love. They are less allergenic as they don’t shed any fur, they are fluffy and cute and It’s said they can freedive to 10 meters. A dream-dog-come-true!
Most people will make up and look for obstacles when it comes to dogs. ‘How about travelling?’, ‘you can’t take him everywhere’ and so on. The pro’s weigh up the con’s and all the love is worth the little extra organising and different choices you’ll have to make. My biggest fear/knowledge is that he will die one day, and I will die a little too with sadness. But it’s already worth it. Now Doglas has been with me for almost two months! I have gotten to know him and he’s gotten to know me and lots of adventures already. He’s kayaked, paddle boarded and surfed with me. He’s been a great support during yoga, mini-hikes and of course everything food related. It’s great to see the world through his puppy eyes!
I have read a bunch of books on dogs and learning and am hoping to make him happily obedient so that I can take him with me (almost) everywhere, and get into some dog-sport too. Maybe agility or nosework as he seems to enjoy both.