I base my friendships on many things but the key to my friendship is a mutual love and respect for dogs. I’m not talking about the people who just think dogs are cute and want to pet their neighbors dog when they see it. I’m talking about people who own dogs, who donate to dog rescues, who buy their friends with dogs special toys and treats. I’m talking about people who really care about the health and well-being of dogs in general.
It was an unspoken agreement between my husband and I even when we were dating that when we moved in together we would get a dog. We’ve raised three rottweilers from puppies until passing at old age, we’ve rescued a rottweiler who ended up having a broken spine and had to be put down (the hardest thing we went through), and now we have two mutts we got as puppies and we couldn’t adore them more if we tried. I’m actually considering getting another rottweiler, I’m just waiting for the right one to slide into my life unexpectedly.
I tell people I’m a stay at home dog momma. I think it’s the best job I’ve ever had. I think my boys would agree. There is nothing quite like the love of a dog, the adoration and snuggles are more rewarding than anything I’ve ever experienced in life. They heal you. People let you down, cheat, and lie. A dog can do none of those things. All they can do is love unconditionally.
I guess I just don’t trust anyone who doesn’t love dogs as much as I do.