Year of The Dog!
by Heidi Sarna
It's always the Year of the Dog for these besotted pet owners...Do you have a fur-baby at your house that you're completely in love with? Share a photo and tell us a little bit about him or her. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human mom. Sandi Parkans
Funniest behavior. He does crazy zombies after he goes potty...EVERYTIME!
Most endearing trait. He jumps up on the couch beside me and paws my leg constantly until I put a hand on him. As soon as I move my hand, the paw starts again.
For me, my pet is unconditional love and glorious peace.
5-year-old Heinz-57 rescue dog
Human mom. Shelly Eby
Funniest behavior. Sammi is a supreme howler, while Piper is a Gladys Kravitz—nosy and always looking out the window.
Most endearing trait. Sammi is just sweet all around. First thing in the morning she's wagging her tail at me. Piper just sits and stares at me like I'm her everything.
For me, my pets are my world. They have gotten me through some very rough times, and I'd be lost without them.
Travel writer & heritage buff Heidi Sarna is the co-founder of travel site QuirkyCruise.com about unusual and small-ship cruising; co-founder of Bike-A-Local Singapore, offering self-guided heritage-themed cycle rides based on the book Heidi co-wrote, “Secret Singapore” (March 2021).