We grew up with dogs and absolutely love dogs. We live with two rescues who continue to amaze us every day. They are intelligent and fun social beings, just full of love.
We want to share their stories and our experiences, especially living in Asia with dogs. We now live in Singapore, after having relocated with our first dog. It’s been quite a journey, that’s for sure. Not always smooth, but always fun or at least funny.
Yes, there are a 1,000,000 +1 dog blogs. Why another one you ask? Well, dog ownership in Singapore and Asia is relatively new. Most people didn’t grow up with dogs here. In fact, people will literally run across the street to avoid you and your dogs or shriek a little school girl shriek and freeze (or worse dart back and forth in front of you). It’s uninformed dog owner educating new dog owners. It’s like Chinese whispers – lots of false information and urban myths.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.
I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.
I feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants.
I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings ordinarily to live.
I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. – Ghandi
After doing adoptions at Hong Kong Dog Rescue, I think I’ve heard it all! Or at least I hope so. Having dealt with potential adopters, I know what some of the more common misconceptions are. I hope, through this website, some of the misunderstandings that surround dogs can be dissolved.
Maybe some of you will find useful information.
Maybe some of you will enjoy hearing our dogs’ crazy stories.
Maybe some of you will come to understand “man’s best friend” a little more.
Maybe some of you will be inspired to help raise awareness of dog/animal welfare.
Hopefully everyone will feel welcomed. This website is intended to be useful and helpful, a place for sharing in the hopes of making it a better place for dogs to live in, not a place to blame. We are not here to convert anyone into a dog-lover, only that we act with more respect and compassion. We all need to learn and I sure have, and am still learning now! Knowledge is powerful and I hope we can make positive change together.
Society may not be ready to give up eating meat but surely we can and have progressed to where we can better understand each other. We may not all be animal-lovers but how we treat animals reflects our philosophy of how we treat and protect those “weaker” than us. It reflects our strength, and how comfortable and adjusted we are in our own skin, how much we love and respect ourselves, which overflows to those around us and how happy we really are.