The only reason which discouraged me from having my own dog was that neighbors and house owners all through my life were not dog friendly and I kind of found the idea weird to have someone around who would not be loved and welcomed everywhere. So, the idea of not adopting a pooch stayed permanently etched in my mind. Unless of course I shifted to my present residence!
And what a relief it was!
It was great to be able to move out a place where the people were absolutely not animal friendly and top it they would put up all kinds of notices warning that there must not be dogs and cats adopted by the residents. It was almost kind of putting off.
The best thing to have happened:
So, here I was holding my furry son and smiling away to glory. And for the first time I felt so complete. I knew that when I am away there would be someone waiting for me to get back and fuss over me when I m back after a long day at work. And the walks and the fun! Wow!!
I started accessorizing the house:
It was only after Tommy came to stay did I start actually buying things that he would need around the house. I had to start with a bed. I was looking for durable dog beds since I knew he would not like to continuously keep changing it just in case he got used to it. So, the idea was to get it right in the first time itself.
Thank god for the furnishing shop in the neighborhood!
I found what I was looking for after a few futile attempts and thankfully at the neighborhood furniture shop itself. This meant I did not have to shell out for transportation as the store was not for free transportation. Tom loves his sofa cum bed and he loves to try different styles of sitting and lying n it as much as I love watching his antics!