Meet Louie

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.” ~Dean Koontz

We always had 🐢 dogs when I was growing up. I’ve had a few Goldens and a Bearded Collie while raising children. When Bentley, our Golden Retriever, passed away a little over a year ago, I was done with dogs.πŸ˜’ I loved having them around but didn’t see myself wanting another one. We were entering a new phase of life. I wasn’t sure owning a dog fit in that picture. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ On the other hand, Ken and the kids didn’t see things my way.

I knew what they meant. I missed the unconditional ❀️ love of a dog. There’s nothing like it. But I had lots of worries about getting another dog.😬

Who will watch it when we ✈️ travel? For over a year, we have been able to come and go as we pleased.

What about all of that fur? We haven’t had to vacuum as much– even skipped a week or two! πŸ₯³ And lint filters to get fur off of my clothes? Not even a thought!

What about the πŸ’° expenses wrapped up with owning a dog?

What if a 🐢 puppy chews everything?

What about πŸ’¦ potty training?

What about slobbery 🦴 toys littering the floor?

Author Jim Butcher said, “People love dogs. You can never go wrong adding a dog to the story.”

We added a dog to our story.😍

I still have all of those same concerns. Sometimes, though, it’s okay to think with your ❀️ heart instead of your head. Friends, allow me to introduce our new Australian Shepherd best friend. Say hello to Louie.πŸ’–

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