“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.😒 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. 🤷🏻♀️ 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! 🥳 And lint filters to get fur off of my clothes? Not even a thought!
What about the 💰 expenses wrapped up with owning a dog?
What if a 🐶 puppy chews everything?
What about 💦 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.💖