When I say our family is growing, I am definitely not talking about babies (this factory is closed, thank you very much!).
I’m not talking about families in a sexual, kinky, or even poly kind of way, although polyamory is something John Brownstone and I are actively learning more about.
Nope. We got a dog, y’all!
I’ve had dogs most of my life, except for past three or four years. They’ve always been huge behemoths (big babies, really), and I’ve never been that excited about having a pet – or the responsibility.
It wasn’t cool to admit in my big-dog-loving family as a kid, but I’m a small dog kind of girl. I want a furbaby that’s actually the size of a baby. I want small bowls of food, small sweaters, and yes, small poops to pick up.
After weeks of planning, two shelters that ignored us completely, and three more weeks of waiting, our fur baby came home to us.
He’s more like an old man at 10 years old (that’s 70 in dog years, OMG) but he’s full of attitude and the whole family is already in love.
My mantra for the year is to slow the hell down and stop trying to get so much done in a day (which only stresses me out and fills me with anxiety). Nothing forces you to slow down like keeping a dog’s feeding and peeing schedule in your mind at all times.
Best of all, I have company throughout the day while I’m trying to work. When I talk to myself, I can pretend I’m talking to our sweet furbaby – even though he cares nothing about steely cocks and taut nipples. Ha!
So there you have it – new year, new situations, and a new addition to our family. Nothing sexy about it, but it’s made everyone in our family happier.
Welcome to Wicked Wednesday! This week’s prompt is about introductions to new people or situations.
Old dogs generally get overlooked. thanks for rescuing him. 🙂
We almost didn’t because of his age, but now I’m so thankful we did. He’s the perfect dog for us. 🙂
Congratulations! We have 4 adopted dogs. And yes, it is fun to keep schedules in mind.
I’m not in panic mode (yet) but my daily routine is completely up in the air while he and I find what works for both of us. Thankfully, he’s not really a morning person, lol.
Congrats on your newest family member! Glad you took him home. As stated before, the older ones generally get overlooked.
Also, I think the “like” button is finally working for me again…Yay!
Thank you! And yay for like buttons! 🙂
I’m SO. HAPPY. for you!! And your new dog. So much love in every day with a pet. Yay!!!!
We are all much more relaxed now that he’s here – even as we adjust to the change. Yay!!! 🙂
Awwww sweet, a dog, and an old one too. That is so sweet and so kind of you. I wish I could have a dog, but with all my allergies that’s never going to happen. Enjoy the walks with him! It will give you time to relax too 🙂
Awww, allergies suck! The walks are definitely forcing me to think about something other than looming deadlines, so I’m definitely more relaxed than I have been. 🙂
Aww, that’s wonderful, so many animals in shelters who need homes, and now there’s one less.
Enjoy your quieter(hopefully) year xx
Thank you, and I can see why people adopt or have so many dogs. I wanted to rescue them all!
Awwww… Rescue dogs rock! Good for you for providing a home!
Thanks, Peep. I’m glad he decided we were his people – he’s fitting right in with (so far) no problems. 🙂
What a lovely thing. I used to have a dog and I adored her but they are such a commitment. Sometimes I am tempted by another one but I know that it would be the wrong thing to do right now. I do love my two crazy cats though
That was my problem for a long time – I knew I could make a commitment like that. We’re in a place where it makes sense, but I’m glad he’s a senior and not a puppy. I definitely couldn’t handle something like that! If SSir had said no to a dog, I was going to beg for a kitten, I swear! 🙂