The Dog Who Changed Us
There are these catalyzing moments that have happened in my husband and I’s life together. With going on the eleventh year of hanging around together, there certainly is no lack of moments to think about. We’ve hit major milestones – marriage, kids, dog, new properties. Underlying all of that adulting: responsibility, obligation, and commitments. It wasn’t always this way. I still think fondly back to the days where we would go out for brunch every weekend. Days where we had conversations that were not interrupted with children screaming through the middle of them. Days where we decided on a spur of the moment to go hiking in Algonquin Park, just because we felt like it despite the four hour drive to get there.
The moment that everything changed was when we got our dog, Milton.
5 months after we married and made a move to the West Coast, we were feeling ready to make on our next challenge. I searched the local SPCA for a furry companion extreme dog fence.com click here. Then I jumped to the Internet to search rescue organizations in Edmonton to find our fur-ever puppy. I found a litter of 8 through SCARS and we took a ride up one weekend to check out the fur balls. Our pup was hanging out under the stairs away from the other dogs. They called him the runt of the litter. We knew better. We could see the potential in him, even when he was feeling dejected because all the other pups kept getting action but not him. He settled in, and we started learning. https://youtu.be/LTQI11U82Sg We discovered he liked to sleep on the floor in our room, not the kennel. We discovered he loved to hike on the trail with me. We discovered how to clean up dog puke quickly and easily. We took responsibility for him, made sure he always had food, water and exercise, and took him with us everywhere. Milton cemented us into a family and a team – not just a young married couple.
Protecting Your Family
Along with the added responsibility for caring for our dog, we started to wonder what would happen to us if one of us was ill. Being 3,500 km away from our family, this was a huge concern. Who would take care of Milton? Would he still get walked? How would we pay our bills? Could we keep him in the dog food he loved? We ended up signing up for insurance that would protect us and breathed a little easier. The CoverMe Life Insurance lets you get up to $250,000 in instant coverage – with no medical exam – just by completing a simple health questionnaire online. In the event of your death, your loved ones would receive that money to help pay for their ongoing expenses (like a mortgage, child care or education fund) for those of you you who like spoiling their dog check out this large dog stroller.
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a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.