I’m a dog person.
I got my first dog as an adult within the first few weeks of moving to NYC. I went to the ASPCA on the Upper East side and brought Grover home on the subway in a cardboard box.
After Grover came Santa Fe, Licorice, Wilson and now Keaton (above).
If you need love and companionship, get a dog. You’ll have to be responsible. You’ll have to go outside several times a day. You’ll have to by dog food and take your dog to the vet. You’ll have to get up in the morning. You’ll take a walk to the park in every kind of weather. And, as Jane Brody writes below, you’ll meet people especially if you live in a city.
Most importantly, you’ll have someone who’s more important than you are and loves you unconditionally as long as you treat him/her right.
It will make you a better person, prepare you for the future and change your life.
Keaton is awfully cute. But so is every other dog I’ve ever met. Go to a shelter or rescue.
What are you waiting for?
Listen to some Wilco while thinking about it.