I’ve never really been what you would call a “breed enthusiast”. I love dogs, all dogs, and pretty much all animals for that matter. Still, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, German Shepherds, especially White German Shepherds, have stolen my heart completely.
This infatuation has led me to countless hours of research and plenty of “new car experiences”. What is a new car experience? Think of it this way:
When you get a new car or think about buying a certain car, you’ll start seeing that car EVERYWHERE. No joke. Next time you’re shopping for a car, you’ll realize your having the new car experience, as you will notice that car every time it passes it on the interstate, when you pass one in a parking lot, or when one is parked on your street. It’s like having a stalker, but with a purchase you’re about to make.
I have “new car experiences” with German Shepherds. I’ve started seeing them everywhere (which makes sense since they’re one of the most popular breeds in the country); I’ve even seen White Shepherds everywhere, and often chase down their owners to chat them up about their dog. Creepy? Maybe a little. I should mention though that it’s in acceptable situations…like when they’re passing me on the sidewalk with the pup or at the dog park. (I hope that makes it a little more acceptable). Friends are starting to see them everywhere too, apparently. Lauren from Life with Claire even routinely texts me pictures of White German Shepherds she sees around town. Here is one she sent me recently of an adorable puppy:
After my research, numerous new car experiences, and having my heart stolen by these energetic love bugs, I have finally put my obsession with German Shepherds to good use–I’m the Atlanta German Shepherd Examiner!
I was inspired to take on this writing initiative after speaking with our friend Lauren from Life with Desmond, who is the Long Island Dogs Examiner. Check out her stories–they’re definitely worth a read.
I’m starting on my content calendar for the Examiner position, and I’d love to hear from you what you think I should talk about. Be sure to leave a few ideas in the comments section here! In addition to your ideas, have you noticed “new car experience” in your own life, or with your pet’s breeds/general looks?
PS: If you’re thinking about becoming an Examiner, email me or leave a comment for me to get in touch with you. I’d love to talk to you about the experience!