I wish I had known the difference between "love" and "commitment". I was terrified of "commitment", so I didn't get a dog for years. I was afraid of what I would lose - the ability to travel whenever I felt like it, the freedom to come and go as I pleased, the spare time I guarded so jealously. I was also afraid of what I would gain - a dependent soul with vet bills, food bills, and emotional and physical needs. And then I discovered that when I really loved something, it no longer felt like a commitment. My dogs have made me a better person - more patient, more trusting, and more open to change. They have brought love, laughter, and joy into my household, and have taught me so much. I wish I had known how much they would teach me, and the opportunities they would open up for me, instead of being afraid of the commitment involved.
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My Sweet Serendipity (Seren) TD - The best decision I have ever made in my life was rescuing her.