Dog and Cat: A Love Story

Grady Matter

I created a joke story of my two pets using videos I’ve compiled since having them this summer.

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10 Reasons Every Woman from a Mountain Town Needs a Dog

10. They are a daily reminder to practice your Downward Dog.

 

Photo source: http://izismile.com/2011/12/04/top_100_animal_pics_of_the_week.html
Photo source: http://izismile.com/2011/12/04/top_100_animal_pics_of_the_week.html

9. A bed full of dogs is warmer and better insulated than your 0-degree, down sleeping bag.

Source: http://elitedaily.com/women/team-bed-55-ways-know-youre-absolutely-going/907232/
Source: http://elitedaily.com/women/team-bed-55-ways-know-youre-absolutely-going/907232/

8. They are a great buddy to enjoy the views with.

And they won’t complain that you are hiking too fast or their feet are cold.

Taking in views with the dog
Source: http://greenlikebathwater.tumblr.com/post/55834884912

7. You will never need to carry a bottle opener to a bonfire again.

Dog as bottle opener
Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/robynwilder/22-awesome-things-you-didnt-know-about-your-dog?sub=3332595_3142058#.qkW9gEJgQ2

6. They are a better judge of character than you.

Living in a mountain town, we know there is a high ratio of dirtbag males. You need a little extra help selecting a mate. Let your dog help you.

Source: http://www.oregonhumane.org/donate/
Source: http://www.oregonhumane.org/donate/

5. Their unfettered joy bounding around in the snow is contagious.

Source: http://imgur.com/user/henriksen1
Source: http://imgur.com/user/henriksen1

4. Ditto for their love of playing in the leaves.

Dogs will help you enjoy every season, the more we think about it.

Source: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-owners-will-understand/
Source: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-owners-will-understand/

3. Dogs, trucks, and mountains belong together.

They form a perfect trinity with you in the middle.

Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/28057482@N05/13966457628/in/photostream/
Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/28057482@N05/13966457628/in/photostream/

2. They can smell the funk in your hiking boots before you do.

Hint: when the dog is really interested in your hiking boots, it is a sure sign that your entire apartment smells like a foot.

Source: http://petattack.com/smelly-dog-dogs-smelling-abilities/
Source: http://petattack.com/smelly-dog-dogs-smelling-abilities/

1. Because…love

dog love

Living in a mountain town, there are a lot of great dogs in need of a home. Here is a list of some of our favorite shelters where you can find your canine adventure buddy!

Bozeman, MT:                 Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter

Jackson, WY:                     Paws of Jackson Hole

Glenwood Springs, CO    Colorado Animal Rescue

Portland, OR                      Oregon Dog Rescue

Kanab, UT                          Best Friends Animal Society