Mummy decided to borrow our blog awhile for some rant…no la..she just wants to express her views 🙂
“Coff & Baub are my first dogs. Haru is my first cat.
Before I decided to jump onto the bandwagon of getting a dog, I did abit of research.
Admittedly, I didn’t do much of a research. I started off like many other pet owners, thinking that taking care of dogs is a breeze & that they are really cute to have.
Coffee became my first dog in 2008. With the little homework I did, I found out taking care of a puppy can be really frustrating. One must be really patient. I had issues with her housebreaking & her fussiness over food. I also had issues with her health.
But I overcame those after several months. And I was glad I did.
Despite the fact that I found it really tedious to take care of a puppy amidst my irregular working schedule & long hours, I went ahead to get a 2nd puppy. That’s where Baubles joined the family.
My family thought I was ridiculous. I had minimal support when it comes to taking care of 2 puppies. It was almost as good as none.
But I remembered very clearly, before deciding to get a puppy & with the little research I did, I already had the intention to get 2 dogs. Because one of my ex colleagues once told me this “her dad said if you want to keep a dog, please keep 2. when there are people at home, the dog is there to keep them company. but when nobody is at home, the dog is left alone. humans cannot be so selfish.”
i agree. unless there are people at home most of the time, otherwise, i do agree that one should have 2 dogs, instead of just 1.
but little did i know that coffee was a dog who didn’t like other dogs. she only loves humans.
baubles, on the other hand, loves dogs but is very selective on the humans he stick to.
plus, it made matters worse that baubles was a sick puppy. he was born with loads of hereditary health issues & loads of time & attention was spent on him. as a result, coffee was neglected.
and coffee took a very long to accept him into the family. by long, i meant at least 2 years.
yes, it is that long.
thinking back, one may have asked – do i regret getting 2 dogs then? because 2 dogs = double work, double expenses. even my family commented, up till this day, why give myself so much trouble by getting 2 dogs?
i’m glad to say that, i’ve never regretted my decision. in life, i’ve had many regrets but this is one of them which i never will and i’m very pleased & happy with my decision.
despite the hard start & the many obstacles I had with them, & the on-off health issues that surface, i’m very grateful for having them with me. knowing that they have each other as company & they can look out for each other when left alone, this makes me feel more at ease.
haru was not planned.
i never liked cats. and i really don’t know what made me want to keep a cat. seriously. i have NO idea.
But i’m so happy that she’s now part of this family. she has added so much cheer in my life.
I would encourage people to get at least 2 animals (if the animals are left alone at home most of the time). But it’s very important to make sure their temperaments match.
And I’m really lucky all 3 of them get along well with no issues.”