1. First and foremost, you’re never really a dog owner. Your dog owns you as much as you do them, and the kind of feelings we usually associate with ownership — purchase, control, demands — just don’t exist at all between you.
2. In many ways, the two of you adopt each other when you first meet. The circumstances vary widely, but there is usually that moment when the two of you see each other for the first time and know that it’s going to be something special.
3. The first few months of having a new puppy are some of the most wonderfully infatuating months in the world. It’s nothing short of magical, watching them explore everything for the first time, run around in circles until they can’t keep their eyes open anymore, and ask you to play every minute you’re in the same room.
4. Watching how…
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