Posts with tag: "life with our pets"
But Are They Happy?
Monday, September 01, 2014
But Are They Happy?

How happy are our dogs? Do they enjoy the lives they live with us? Are we doing our best by them? I know I've often looked at the lives of the pampered pooches I know, and I've longed to trade places with them even for just one day. How awesome would that be?--(except for that whole outside bathroom routine). So are our daily lives in sync with what makes dogs happy? That's a question I've been mulling over since reading Ted Kerasote's book, "Merle's Door." Before I go further, let me make the distinction between pets and working dogs. I'm talking about our companion pets and not active, working dogs. I would say those dogs with a specific job, whether it be herding sheep or fighting crime, ...