You have seen them. “Those people.” The ones with the matching outfits and the marble step stools to the bed. No, not rich old people. The people who don’t seem to realize that their pet is not a miniature person come into their life for pure enjoyment and indulgence. It’s true that I have the cutest dog ever. I have proof. But I am here to show you how you can maintain footing in reality despite the awesomeness of your pet (and to prove, once again, that I do have the cutest dog, ever). It’s hard to admit you are one of “those people” but once you do, you can start the road to recovery.
Amy Sample Ward
By day, I currently work as the Communications & Learning Associate at Meyer Memorial Trust which means I get to blog about new media for nonprofits and help support the nonprofit technology field while also supporting the Trust’s work and internal education. By night, I blog on nptech issues and renewable energy issues, play with a puppy, and bike around on adventures with my husband. In previous lives I have worked in nonprofits like the Chalkboard Project and been a consultant on web design and np tech. Every day, though, I struggle against the temptation to be “that person.”