As I have posted before, I have a Spitz/Westie mix. She is the delight of our lives. She is smart, energetic, loving, loyal, alert to her surroundings, wary of strangers, and small.
My hubby and I are getting older. Both of us are retired and in our sixties. It seems, at least according to the news, older folks tend to be the victims of crimes such as break ins, theft, door to door scam artists, etc. I knew we needed a dog that would alert us to unwelcome visitors or intruders.
My hubby retired a few years before I did. He was quickly becoming a vegetable. He had little to no interest in going anywhere or doing anything constructive. He became less and less active, only moving if he had to. I had to do something to change that.
Lucky me! A friend’s Westie had pups..half Spitz and half Westie. So I got one. And from day 1 hubby’s life changed. He loves that dog. (Granted, I am the Alpha as far as she is concerned) And that dog loves him. He talks to her, takes her out back to play. He gives her treats and makes sure she has food and water. She follows him around all over the house and out in the back yard too. Because of her he is physically and mentally more active.
I’ve made this sound like I do nothing with her, but that is not the case. I am the one who brushes her, bathes her and takes her on her daily walks. My life has also changed because of her. I am more active than I was and those daily walks have improved my health, mobility and set me on a healthy path to physical fitness and weight loss.
She has definitely improved our lives and I hope she is around for a very long time.
So why did you choose your dog?