Name: Taylor Triplett
Your dog's name: Gordo
Where you and your dog live(d): New York - Chelsea area
Your current age: 22
Dog age: 4 months
Dog story (age when you got him/her, breed, when you got him/her, from where):
Gordo is a French Bulldog puppy. I live with my boyfriend and we had been considering getting a dog for a long time but were concerned about how to make it work with our busy schedules and living in a small apartment. We decided to get a French Bulldog because they are an extremely lazy (haha!), calm and quiet breed - perfect for NYC living. My boyfriend got me Gordo for my birthday in April!
Why did you want a dog?
We wanted a dog because we felt that our lives were missing something and we wanted to add a companion to our family.
How has having a dog changed your life?
It has completely changed my life-- I spend a lot more time out of the house exploring the city with him and almost all of my free time is spent with him.
How do/did you deal with having a dog in your twenties, may it be now or previously? What is/was your daily routine? Any hard times? Unique characteristics about your dog?:
I am not going to lie, there are definitely days where it is extremely difficult to be a dog (puppy) owner in a small apartment while trying to deal with a busy work schedule, but honestly at the end of the day my boyfriend and I make it work. There has never been a moment since we got Gordo that I felt that all of the hard work was not worth it. He genuinely makes my life so much better and I am so happy that I have him in my life.
What are some of your favorite things to do with your dog?
We always go for walks together in Manhattan and explore the city. We often go to Washington Square Park and Madison Square Park and get ice cream together. I also bring him to brunch with me on the weekends and get coffee with him in the mornings.
Does anyone help you take care of your dog while at work or school?
Yes! My boyfriend helps me a significant amount as he is also Gordo's owner, but I also have friends that help me when I am out of town or busy with work. My best friend works from home and is able to come to our apartment on some days to hangout with Gordo during the day. It has been a huge help to have friends who are willing to help.
If you are in a relationship, how does your partner feel about your dog?
My boyfriend LOVES Gordo. He loves coming home at the end of the day to him.
Follow Gordo on Instagram: @Gordoelfrenchie