Empty Nesters get dogs. Yep it is true. I know several Empty Nesters who have gotten dogs. I am one of them.
I would not really consider us “dog people”. You know what I mean, people who don’t mind being jumped on and slobbered on. But after 5 1/2 months with Rocco, I think we are coming over to the other side. I believe what we did on our recent weekend vacation, allowed us to join the Unofficial “We love dogs” Club. While vacationing in Napa, we did not shop for something for us, we went straight to the super hip and trendy Fideaux Outfitters for Dogs and Cats. What a store! They carried every chic toy and gadget you would need. All of the treats were organic of course, probably “handcrafted” as well. You should have heard us…”Look at the Christmas collars, oh they even have leashes with Santas on them!”
I can guarantee you that my husband would have bet his car that we would never be in a store like that, let alone enthusiastically choosing dog goodies for Rocco! I can’t really say that we have Rocco to replace our kids, however, I do find myself treating him like a baby. It’s really kind of silly. He is super sweet and I have to admit it is very heartwarming that someone is so exited to see me when I come home that he “piddles” on the floor.