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The Joys of Having a Pet

Posted in: Cuenca Ecuador, Ecuador Travel, Traveling Kids

There are many wonderful experiences of pet owning. But there are also many draw backs. Some of the joys are playing with it, brushing it, washing it, just to mention a few. But there is also work involved. You have to feed it, water it, and pick up after it. Having a pet can be compared to having a sibling – especially if it`s a dog, or cat. You can play with a sibling, but you also have to help take care of him or her.

Here in Ecuador, there are many kinds of pets. You can get a rabbit, a dog, a cat, a bird, a few fish or even a pig. Here there is sometimes more involved in taking care of an animal. You have to give it parasite medication every few months, as well as flea medication. At least that would be a good thing to do.

As you can see in this picture, I was playing with Chica by covering her in a blanket, it was very fun! And in the other picture is an example of what she does very frequently, put her toy in dad`s shoes. It is very funny, and a little annoying.



If you come here, you should be prepared to see different treating of animals. Not everyone, but some people don`t treat animals like they do in Canada and the USA. They may pick a dog (or cat) up by one paw and swing them on to their lap. They do like the animals, but they just treat them a little differently.

I hope that if you get to re-locate to Ecuador, you will be able to get a super puppy like mine!

Thank you for reading.

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Meet the Author

Drew is the daughter of Bryan and Dena Haines. She moved to Ecuador when she was just 8 years old. She now blogs about amazing animals on her site:

4 comments… add one
  • Lillee Feb 22, 2013, 10:59 pm

    Hi! My name is Lillee. I was wondering how old is your puppy. Your dog is adorable. Is it a girl or boy?
    I am an eight year old who lives in North Pole, Alaska. My Mom and Dad want to move to Cuenca, but I do not want to leave all my family and friends.
    I liked reading about your dog, because I also want a puppy.
    Have a great day! Lillee

  • Stewart Dec 26, 2012, 8:21 am

    Antonio, my son says he already has a super dog,
    but thanks for sharing. He’s 8 years old and loves
    his dog, Lucky only daddy takes care of him mostly.

    Sometimes he does help with walking Lucky, but not alone.

    Best wishes.

  • Dennis Fahey Nov 30, 2012, 5:04 pm

    I vaguely remember something about Cuencanos on the street being somewhat afraid of dogs. Is this true and, if so, does it create problems for you?

  • Big John Nov 30, 2012, 12:48 pm

    Cute pictures Drew. Iimagine dad would be even more annoyed if Chica put a pin cusion from mom’s sewing basket.
    Keep them coming

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