I’ve been thinking about getting a dog ever since I fell in love with Anna’s dog, Gypsy, who lives on a boat in Long Beach, Ca.
I’ve liked being a cat owner. We had Ashley for 17 years, till this spring. She’s buried in the yard.
But dogs go for walks, are loyal and show they love you. I drove to three kitchen breeders nearby. I almost got a Shipoo puppy. That’s another story.
In June, I adopted “Tony”, an adult domestic shorthair stray from the Ottawa Humane Society. She had been in the cat ward for three months. I called her Duxie, for Ashley Redux; because she was a clone of Ashley.
Then last week, I decided to fill out an application to foster a doggie – kind of like dipping my toes in the water before diving in. I’m fostering through Minpinerie, an Ottawa rescue group devoted to helping miniature pinschers.