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March 25, 2008

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When our youngest daughter left home, we got another dog, making 2. I can't imagine life without them! If they are your own, they quickly adapt to your routine, not the other way around.

When my husband retires in a year or two, we are going to travel via RV, just so we can take the dogs with us.

My dogs love to walk daily too and they've gotten me out and going on days when I'd rather skip it, but I think I'm healthier for it.

Downsides of dogs and retirement is that they can get to be expensive, especially as they get older. You have to be prepared for that in your living expenses.

I think it's wonderful that you provide a nice place for your friends to leave their dogs during vacation. We had a pet sitter sometimes before all the kids moved closer and that's fine but they do get lonely.

Betty

I loved your comment on Molly's "Happy Dance!" We had several dogs that did their dances to go out or play ball. We even had a dog that would carry her own leash. It's nice to remember our furry friends and all of their quirks both good and bad.

Retired Syd

@Betty: Makes me smile just to read your comment!

@Path: I'm thinking it might be better to have 2 than 1. Maybe when you're out and about all day you feel better knowing they have a companion.

Judi

Love the blog! Tom and I are getting a medium size labradoodle mid October--I understand what you mean about not having the freedom to travel. I really had to think long and hard re: the responsibility of owning a dog and starting with a puppy but I am adjusting to the idea. Thanks for all the info--you just reassured me of my decision.

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