Unchain Yourself — Dog Abby

Unchain Yourself — Dog Abby

Dog Abby,

I have just received a job offer for a position that I know would be perfect for me. However, it’s in another state that I only visited long enough for the job interview. I’m starting to have second thoughts, as I have never been more than 50 miles away from the town I grew up in.  This would mean basically starting my whole life over. Should I give this a try?

Chained in Chillicothe

Dog Abby paw print

 

Dear Ruh-roh in Ruttsville,

Your name says it all. Chained? Dogs hate being chained, and obviously you understand that sentiment. You long to run free. Why are you chaining yourself to a place or a job? You’re the one in charge. Run free! What is the worst that can happen? When I moved to Las Vegas with mom and dad and my kitties, I was worried that I would miss my lake and my ducks. Instead, I got my own pool! The only thing that would have been worse is if I tried to stay behind or someone chained me to my old life. Dogs don’t get the choice to be chained or not. You do. Go. Try it. If you don’t like it, try something else.

-Abby

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