That Dog Shaped Hole In My Life…

…is now filled!

I know it has been awhile since I have posted but that is because I have focused on my new family member. The most adorable rescue dog in California. His name is Marty and he is six years old. He has been home for five days and is adjusting amazingly well. He has not had ONE accident in the house and seems completely potty trained. It’s amazing! He loves to cuddle. He is getting better on a leash and walks behind us less and less and explores more on his own. He has three main people in his life – me, my roommate and my dude. He loves to play fetch with his stuffed animals – he will play with a ball but prefers the stuffed animals. He free feeds which is super cool and likes treats but isn’t super food motivated. I got him a grass patch for the porch for urgent potty needs. He needs some stairs for easy bed access. He can jump up there, but doesn’t make it every time and I don’t want him to hurt himself when he doesn’t make it with his long body shape. He is a mixed breed with cutest spaniel face! He loves to be outside in the sun with his furr blowing in the wind.

This is his Fabio pose

I am all for what people want but I can’t emphasize enough that there is no puppy love like that of a rescue. Adopt don’t shop! This little guy is the best and I am so happy he has a home now with so many people who love him, and that love is returned times 100. There are so many great dogs that need homes so adopt if you can. Thank you to the Green Dog Foundation!

By This Point in My Life I Thought I’d Have…

… a dog!

I have been having serious pangs to adopt a dog or a cat lately. I have always had an animal around from the day I was born. I have been a month without one and I can’t take it. I need a little critter to snuggle and love. There has been a bit of a whole since my roommates pup moved out.

Funny the role our animals (aka fur babies) play in our lives. They are always there – no matter what. There is something hugely comforting in that.

I have been looking at rescue sites. Mind you I can’t really afford it if something goes wrong with this animal which is why I haven’t adopted one. Stupid money!

This time is a little different in my want for a dog though. Part of my huge want for a dog is to adopt one with my dude and take it on walks together, hang out and watch tv together, go to the dog park together. I’ve never had that additive in this want and I am still working it out in my brain. What if we broke up then one of us would never see the dog again?! It’s tricky…

Who knows what will come of my will to adopt a pup? I know this wasn’t my deepest post but it’s what is on my brain at the moment!