Owning a Dog

Owning a dog can be very stressful -like having an unexpected baby- if you aren’t prepared for that kind of responsibility. Sadly enough, I have seen so many families giving up on their pets because they need “so much work”. I don’t see it “so much work” as much as I see that people rush into owning pets without preparing, educating and planning for having a new soul in the family.

Dogs significantly improved our quality of life. Here is how… 🙂

  1. Companionship

Having a dog makes home always so much fun. I don’t remember I ever felt lonely in the house when Leo is around. Besides he is a really good listener!

I will never forget when I had a severe colon attack in the bathroom and couldn’t seek help. I have no idea how Leo sensed that I was terribly sick; he rushed like crazy to Ahmad, back and forth from the room to the bathroom, as if he wanted to tell him that I am not okay.

  1. Team Work

If you want to see how you & your spouse “ Co-parent”, Adopt a dog, It will be such a good practice. It teaches you about caring for a living creature that is dependent upon you. Don’t get me wrong, I am not comparing dogs with humans – but it’s the same concept. If you are not cooperating with the new dog’s responsibilities, chances are (or there is a big probability) you both will repeat the same pattern when you have babies.

  1. Positive Vibes

I can’t recall how many times I got home feeling stressed out for whatever reason, and the moment I arrive home and how i am welcomed in so much love, care and happiness, my mood changes completely. My boys pass on so much positive vibes, empathy and love.

  1. Better Sleep

Ever since we had Johnny & Semsem Aka Popeye, my sleep has improved remarkably. They made me feel safe, comfy & cozy. They are now my snuggle buddies J

I can’t wait to see how Leo, Semsem & Johnny are going to deal with our babies, and I am pretty sure they will take good care of me starting my first trimester.

I will write another article very soon about how we adopted Leil, rescued Leil, Mahouz, Johnny & Popeye xx



  1. walaa moustafa hafiz
    October 29, 2018 / 6:44 am

    but u are doing wonder with the three of them 🙂

    • samirakhalil
      October 29, 2018 / 9:13 am

      Thanks habebty 🙂 Trying to make them live a better life xx

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