When did you get your first dog ?
My friend got his first dog when we were in college. He was a cute and very stubborn dachshund. he would bark at night in the hostel corridors. I thought then owning a dog was cumbersome and I was not ready then. After leaving college I decided to own a dog. When did you get your first dog?
Aged eight, I brought a stray dog home. Mum alerted the police and the owners came to collect him that night. I was heartbroken. My parents decided to buy me a dog for my ninth birthday, and as a surprise took me to a pet shop which had tiny black puppies not much larger than a hamster. " Pick one!" they said. Man, I'd wanted a German Shepherd, but thought if I said no to this offer, I'd never get a dog. We took a little squirmy pup home, named her Tess, and she proved to be a delightful, funny, faithful pet for many years.
I've actually written a hub about this topic because I doubt many people wait until the age of 61 to obtain their first pet! Because I had no pets as a child and didn't really wish for any, I didn't realize the joy a dog can give its human friend until forced to retire early due to health reasons. When I could be home most of the time, I suddenly wanted a dog--a decision that startled everyone who knew me and even surprised me.
I acted on my impulse and never regretted it for a moment. My dog gives me so much joy that anything I can do for her is not enough! I only wish I'd known the sheer delight of loving (and being loved unconditionally by) a dog all my life.
My mom got me a dog when I was about 10 years old. She was with me for about 5 years, then ran off and disappeared. We never found her.
As a married adult, we have always had dogs. For us, two is ideal, we have 3 and have had 4. But, because we like large dogs, 4 is too tiring to care for and expensive.
I always joke that if there was reincarnation, I would want to come back as one of our dogs. They have a great life, lots of attention and love. And they give it right back too!
We got our first family dog when I was four. I got my first dog in college - at about age 22 or so. My hub "The Best Six Dollars Ever Spent" (a hubnugget winner) is about him.
My first dog was named Rover and I got him at about 5. I was living in the country and he was my buddy. Sadly, he got onto the country road and was hit by a car. I still think of him to this day.
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