It's been almost three years since my husband and I have had a pet. It's not that we don't want one. We are both huge dog lovers.
But after decades of dog ownership, we've realized we're not being fair to any pooch we might have. Working full-time and enjoying a hectic empty-nest social life means not offering a lot of companionship to our pet.
Plus the loss of our dear Siberian Husky mix, Ani, a couple of years ago is something that I for one haven't quite recovered from yet.
We are, therefore, on a self-imposed hiatus from dog ownership at this point, thinking ahead to the probability of finding ourselves a new little buddy to share our life when we retire. There's a part of me that can't wait, because I do believe it's just not really a life without a pet.
So in recognition of National Pet Day we pay homage to people and their pets with these photo collections.
iCLIPART.com People and Pets Phots
iPHOTOS.com Photos of People and Pets
Acclaim Images Stock Photos of People and Pets
My Modern Met Heartwarming Photos of People and Their Pets