Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Should you adopt a dog based on its looks?

Maybe. A lot of experts on dogs would argue that you have other criteria besides selecting a dog based on the way it looks. But those experts tend to overlook the fact that if you like the way a dog looks, you have a built-in motivation to love and care for it for the rest of its life.

You will love and care for that dog in spite of its tendency to shed fur, to bark, to jump on you or your visitors, to be a finicky eater, to pull on its leash, to chew on your shoes, to become ill, and a hundred other things. Somehow, a bond was quickly established between you and that dog that can't be broken.

As is sometimes suggested, go with your instincts, go with the flow. After all, nothing in this life is perfect. There will always be shortcomings, disadvantages. But the bond and love that exists between you and your dog will surpass all of those negatives and you will have a friend for life.

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