When we put our dog down last summer, everyone asked us if we’d ever get another dog. Growing up in a no-dog family as a kid had me adopting a dog at the age of 20 when I didn’t know any better. I had to find a family for her when I joined the Peace Corps 3 years later.
When I returned from the Peace Corps, one of the first things I did was get a cat. I’ve had a cat or dog or both – occasionally in doubles for 30 years. But no, I don’t think I’ll get another dog.
We had to put our 17 year old cat, Tess, down on Saturday – and yes, we are definitely getting another cat. Mike is such a softie for rescue cats and there was one at the vets office where Tess was cared for just a few weeks ago. So I’m thinking there’s going to be a new fur person with us pretty soon.