I’m a dog lover. Why? Because I like to take my dog for long walks, play fetch, and watch her eat. I was in love with a dog when I was a child and I have a lot of memories associated with them.
I’m going to argue that I have a lot of memories associated with people who own dogs. Like when I used to come to work with my sister who owned a petite Italian brown/beagle mix named Fido. She would take long, long walks and play fetch with him. When I went to college, I would come and put Fido in a kennel so I could play fetch with him.
Fido became part of my life after I moved to New York City, and I spent years watching him grow and learn. In the beginning, I thought Fido would never get to the point where I would start to like him, but I was wrong. I never looked at Fido as a “pet” in the traditional sense of the word. He was my dog, but I really looked at him as a friend, someone I could play with and interact with.
The first time I saw Fido was in the flesh, in a kennel. It wasn’t even cold outside. I was in the middle of a cold, wet snowstorm. He’d been sleeping next to me all night, and now he was ready to climb into my lap.
I’ve come to realize that Fido, like most pet dogs, isnt really a pet in the traditional sense of the word. They arent pets in the way you can give someone a blanket or a cuddle. You can’t give a blanket, but you can give a dog a cuddle.
It’s not uncommon for dogs to be treated as if they are pets, and Fido is no exception. His owners, who I am assuming are his owners, give Fido food and water. They also give him affection and attention.
In the old days, I would have had to leave Fido in the kennel while I went out, but now there is a dog door at the back of my house, which allows me to leave Fido in my bedroom while I go out to do my shopping, and when I come back, he’s waiting for me in the living room.
I imagine that in the past Fido would get the same treatment, but now Fido is getting the attention he deserves.
The other day we were walking out our back door and Fido was begging for his food and water. We finally gave in and Fido let us know that he wanted to be let into the kennel. Now he doesn’t beg, but he’s actually begging for his food and water by now. His breed of dog is called a Lab, but I’m pretty sure his breed is a Lab/Collie mix.
The reason for this dog kennel door is because the dog in question is a Lab. It was brought to us by a gentleman who owns a dog rescue rescue shelter. He was very pleased with the way his dog was treated by us because he says, “She is a Lab.” The other way your dog is treated is by a dog kennel.