As many people know, I love taking my dog with me to as many places as I can. I read an article at the end of last year from a CEO on Forbes.com that encourages all of his employees to bring their dogs to work with them because it provides a feeling of companionship. I couldn’t agree more.
As an only child, I remember my first few days of living in a college dorm and I loved it. Within a few feet I had people to speak to, interact with, and “keep me company”. I am not only an only child, but also an extravert and so this consistent engagement with people was energizing and exhilarating.
As for dogs, they provide energy to people who are introverts as well. I think often of my family members who refuel their minds by spending time “alone”. To them, alone means without people, but certainly not without dogs.
Last week, Maggie and I got a water bottle that we can share because it comes with two tops – one for me and one for her. I love it. We are now planning our next outing!