There’s no doubt about it.
Singapore is definitely way more dog-friendly than before.
Dog-friendly places are popping up all the time. People don’t seem to scatter as much, or as quickly, when I walk my dogs. The dog community is ever growing. It’s great!
But people in Singapore may be surprised to find what really living with dogs means in other countries. Travelling on the trains in Europe. Dining with their owner in a cafe in Paris. Shopping in a mall in San Francisco.
I was recently in the UK and was reminded what it was like to be truly free to take your dog everywhere. To the market. Running errands. A stroll, for no reason at all. No one is running away and no one is gawking or taking photos (except me, discretely, for this blog!) Dogs are simply just part of life.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole – Roger Caras
I remember when I used to take Whitey or Chich in the car, whenever I had to pick up someone or pick up something at London Drugs or run a quick errand like dropping off library books. My dogs went everywhere with me, to my friends’, to the beach, on long and short drives, on runs or day trips. Imagine a Maltese dashing through the forest trails or a Silky Terrier in a canoe, and you will picture how it was. When we visited New York, my sister even came to stay overnight with her dog. He was the star. Pampered. Having him in the hotel seemed to make the staff happy. New York is another dog-loving city.