I told my kids we would never get a dog. And then this puppy came into our lives a few months ago, and now this “not a dog person” spends most of the day with this happy puppy by my side. She’s made our lives better, added more joy, keeps me active, and helped my kids in ways I can’t even begin to explain.
I always wanted pets growing up but my mom wouldn’t let us. So as soon as I graduated college and had my first adult apartment on my own, I got the pet that any reasonable person who has never had a pet before gets…a cat! I had one cat, and then another…and my then-boyfriend (now husband) accumulated 2 cats as well. At one point, we had 4 cats together…and then down to 3 (RIP Ling) by the time we moved in together and got married. One by one, our cats grew to be seniors and passed (RIP Bruce and Lucy). We currently have one remaining, Max, who is 19!
While we were expecting to wait unless our last cat passed before getting a puppy, we decided now was the time for our family, and bit the bullet back in January. You can read the backstory on that right here.
Six months into having a puppy, I am still SO glad we did it. She’s such a wonderful puppy with a great personality. Of course, she’s still in that playful (sometimes naughty) puppy phase, but she’s mostly so kind, well-behaved, and LOVES our kids. I still love cats, but dogs truly do give you love like no other…
Pillow by Dudes Think Pink