Eventually they died and were never replaced but I had experienced what it was like to have a pet, to love and care for that pet and I think that is important for kids to experience.
Since I’ve known him he has longed for a pet dog but we’ve never been in a position to adopt one and to be honest, I wasn’t really keen on the idea.
I was concerned about the cost, I was afraid of having a house that smelled of dog, I was concerned about what to do with the dog when we went away but most of all, I was concerned about having a dog if we decided to start a family. As I mentioned before, I was a little afraid of dogs.
In 2009 my boyfriend and I moved to Canada for a year and we lived in a rustic cabin near a ski field in Ontario. It was in this cabin that I first saw a Boston Terrier.
Our neighbours had a daughter and a Boston Terrier that was clearly her best friend. There aren’t many Boston Terriers in Australia and I had never seen one before but, once I saw their Boston, I was smitten.
It was such a cute dog and I loved that they stay nice and small but aren’t the typical yappy ankle biter. They are so full of character and are such good family dogs. I was convinced and we decided that once we were back in Australia and had bought our own home we would adopt a Boston Terrier.
And the journey has only just begun …