The most wonderful time of the year gets even better. Thanks to our time spent in Michigan, along with some other factors, in which we were flanked by dogs at every turn, Alex and I have decided to adopt a young dog to live with us in the apartment. A new pal, a best friend. I’ll have a companion during my days of working at home. We’ll have a buddy to take with us to our next Renaissance Faire or Farmer’s Market excursion, and we can dress him up and keep him on a leash and walk him around outside. We can bring him onto the bed when he’s behaved. All the small, little things about owning a dog are what I’m most excited for, especially because I’ll be sharing that responsibility with someone whom I know is reliable, trustworthy, and accountable when it comes to these things. It just adds to the anticipation!
Sleeping with Alex’s dog Speedy (who’s not so speedy any more, Mr. Hobbles) kind of reinvigorated our spirits when it comes to caring for dogs. Along with some other news that shocked us all, we decided it was the perfect time to take some serious steps towards adopting a pet. I’m so glad we decided to make this decision, considering how excited and happy it’s made us just to speak about it since then. It’s provided us with some exciting things to look forward to in the future, and I simply can’t wait.
Speaking of dogs, one of Alex’s amazing Christmas gifts for me, the last one she had, was a set of socks with my dog Minnie’s face on them. At first I thought it was just a dog that looked similar to Minnie, but then it actually was her, and my mind was blown for a solid moment or two. Alex is super creative and wonderful when it comes to gift giving, that’s for sure. My philosophy for giving gifts is to just go for what gives us the most practical use, or what seems the most fun. But in the case of dogs, the gift is the same no matter what.