Why getting a dog at the age of 22 was the best decision I have ever made!

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace.
—Milan Kundera

Hey guys! I am going through a rough life path at the moment and I am so happy that I have the truest and most loving soul with me. A lot of people told me that I was too young to get a dog and that it would be difficult for me to go out with him 3 times a day and to spent enough time with him so that he has a perfect dog life. But I am certain of the fact that if you really want to do something, you are able to do it.

Without my dog I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

There was a time when I really didn’t like being alone but when Theo came into my life I started to enjoy even the simple days and nights where I it was just me hanging out with him all day. This made me realize just how much I actually love to be home alone.

Additionally, I really couldn’t have made it through my final exams in dental school without him as they take half a year of studying and an exam every week. So when I was totally stressed during these weeks of horror I could just walk over to the living room and cuddle with him on the sofa which was leaving me happy and energized to go on studying.

In the beginning I thought it would be super difficult to take him along to go out for a cup of coffee with friends or shopping or even on a date in a restaurant but I trained him from the very beginning so that he now is a dog you can really take anywhere.

Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. Mary Oliver

Theo really helps me to be happier and more appreciative of what I have. You can learn so much from a dog that it makes me wonder if the quote that dogs are angels without wings, really is true. Or the fact that DOG spelled backwards is actually GOD.

I love him more than I will ever love anything! 

So if you are thinking about getting a dog and you are a 100% certain that you are all in it does not matter how old you are! 

I would love to to know: Do you also have a dog and what is it that makes him so special to you?

I wish you all an amazing rest of the week.

Stay true to yourself!

xx Nicki

If you are interested in finding out more about Theo you can check out my video about him.


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