I have been wanting to write a blog for some time now. I have so many ideas about what I could and should write about, and than something inevitably always comes up and I end up not doing it. I feel very strongly about animals and in being responsible for our own pets in particular. Having an animal, any animal is a huge undertaking and requires a lot of research, love, and patience to see if that particular pet is a good fit for you. A lot of the time we just see a cute dog or cat and say aww..I want him! We go on our emotions rather than by using our common sense. This is great in some aspects, but not so great in others. Anyone who has a pet, particularly a dog, remember that you are responsible to keep that pet healthy and happy. You also have the responsibility of controlling your pet at all times. I live in a place where you are supposed to have your dog on a leash and yet I have been attacked or approached by someone else’s dog 6 times in the past few weeks Please be responsible and care enough about your pet and your neighbors to keep your pets on a leash. There are leash laws and you need to obey them just as you would hope that everyone else would obey them too.