Woman’s best friend too. I recently lost my best friend, Romeo, to prostate cancer. He was a beloved shih-tzu cross and he left me far too soon at only 9 years old. He was with me for 5 years.
I live alone and am a senior. Now the dilemma is “should I get another dog?” I have always had a dog, and sometimes dogs, but it will soon be time to sell my house and downsize. I want to move into Cottonwood but they have a “no pet” rule. No dogs, cats, birds. I don’t think I can live the rest of my life without a dog. I am missing Romeo so much. My house is very lonely without him.
A few years ago two of my dogs were St John Ambulance Therapy dogs and we visited Ponderosa Lodge and Kamloops Seniors Village on a regular basis. I know only too well how much pets mean to seniors. Everyone we visited would tell stories of their dogs and it was so clear how much they missed them. When my mom moved into Glenfair several years ago she had to give up her dog. ( I took the dog) Mom actually thought she would have to have her pet put to sleep. So sad.
This has turned into a long rant but, after watching my poor mom go through having to make these awful decisions, now I find myself at the same stage of life. I’m only 71 years old and I plan to live a long time. I cannot imagine living without a dog for the rest of my life.
So . . . . . . If you start ” a movement” to make Kamloops more dog-friendly, I want to join!! Count me in. Let’s help change the attitudes and rules that discriminate so badly against man’s AND woman’s best friends.
Thank you Mel for bringing this to everyone’s attention. Maybe something will change as a result.