Close your eyes. Think back to that day when you got your first pet dog. It may have been your tenth birthday, when your dad thought it would be a great idea for you to just have a companion to play with. Or perhaps, you moved to a different city, started building a life for yourself from scratch, and it was just too lonesome returning home to an empty house. One of the greatest moments of our lives is when we decide to accept someone else as part of our lives, be they human or friendly, furry little creatures. The journey of being a dog owner has its ups and downs: that incredible moment when a lick is enough to make you forget the hassle you faced at work or that infuriating one when you didn’t have a decent pair of shoes to wear to the party you were looking forward to for months! At the end of the day, however, you know you love them: and they do too. Go on, take some time, and create beautiful memories: you never know when it’s too late.