Yes - we did it. We bought a puppy.
Our lives have been dog-less for a little over a year now. When Tanner passed away, we weren't ready for another pet commitment. But as the year has passed, we began missing having canine companionship. After much deliberation, we decided to once again venture into dog ownership. We are now the proud owners of Molly, an apricot-coloured Goldendoodle.
The problem with Molly was that she lived in Hamilton. We live in Ottawa. We would have to travel to pick her up. We made plans with the breeder to come down a certain weekend, and then made arrangements with a friend that lives in Burlington (about 15 mins away) to stay with them for the weekend, combining dog purchasing with a visit with friends.
Then my parents mentioned that they were travelling to Toronto that week, and would we like them to pick up Molly? She was an hour away from where they were staying, so it wasn't too far out of their way to get her. It saved us from having to make the trip, especially since they were already going to be in the area. We accepted their offer of transportation.
We didn't get a chance to visit with our friends, but we still brought Molly into our lives. It's been two weeks since her arrival, and it is like she's been with us always.
The inspiration for this blog came after reading Vanessa Farquharson's book, Sleeping Naked is Green, and wondering if her new eco-lifestyle was really applicable to a family of 5 that was already fairly environmentally friendly. At the urging of a friend, I took on the challenge of trying to improve my family's "green-ness", using the book as a template. This blog will record our attempts to improve our environmental foot-print one small change at a time.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Have someone else pick up our puppy (Day 64)
Posted by Eco Mama at 3:45 PM
Labels: carbon emissions, carpooling, travel
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