I love pets, this is probably because I have always had pets ever since I was a young kid. I grew up in a farm and there were many animals in the farm. There were cows, pigs, horses, ducks, chicken, sheep, and my favorites – some cats and dogs.
When I was a little girl, I did not have much interaction with most of the farm animals since most of the time I was indoors but I was always playing with the cats and the dogs. We had two dogs that had four puppies that were born when I was around two years old. We also had about four cats that were always having kittens. As a little baby, the cats and dogs all liked me.
Growing up I learnt to love the pets because most of the time my parents and elder siblings were out of the house and I would be left in the house with the pets as my only companions. The other family members realized my strong attachment to the pets and were amused when some of the cats would come to my bed and sleep with me during cold nights. My mother had to at one time intervene in my pet affection when she saw me sharing my food with the dogs and cats trying to feed them with my spoon.
As an adult, I still maintain my love for pets. Immediately when I graduated from college, started working, and had my own apartment, I took from home one of the little dogs that I had grown to really like. The dog made my apartment lively and it gave me something to look forward to every evening when I was coming from work.
During the weekends, I like to go outdoors. Having been brought up in the countryside, there is always a longing to get out of the city and go into the open natural environment where I can breathe some fresh unpolluted air, enjoy the sun, the breeze, the sky, and the singing of birds.
One of my friends introduced me to kayaking. This was after I had shared my passion of the outdoors with him. He was also a great admirer of the outdoors and he told me about his favorite outdoor activity; kayaking.
I loved kayaking from the first time he took me to a nearby kayaking resort and he had helped me into a small comfortable kayak that he promised was ideal for a beginner. True to his word I loved the kayak and easily adapted to it.
From the first time when my friend introduced to the kayak, I found that I longed for the weekends when we could again go out for kayaking escapades. During our conversations I happened to mention my dog. He was surprised since he was also a fan of dogs although he had not mustered the courage to keep one as a pet. He asked me that the next time we went for kayaking that I should come with my dog. He assured me that the inflatable kayak that I had grown accustomed to was quite safe to carry a dog too.