I wrote this post two and a half years ago, in the before times. Now, in February 2022, we see that a lot of people have both adopted dogs and regretted adopting dogs. I’m glad I didn’t succumb to the pandemic puppy craze.
And yet. I’ve been more involved with my friends’ and family’s dogs (posting copiously about it). My dog friend Dixie is booked for a 2-day visit this week while her person is busy with lots of after-work activity. I love my friends’ and family’s dogs.
And yet. I’m starting to realize that the relationship between me and a dog that’s my dog, for whom I’m their person, is one that’s really different from being a dog auntie. I think I want to pursue such a relationship.
So stay tuned, and I hope you enjoy this piece from 2019.