I am admittedly a member of the latter. Please see my Pinterest Puppiness board! So much fun!!
As a kid, I always wanted a dog. Saba and Savta, who had previously had a dog (who had to be adopted out when she kept using UM as a chew toy), went the proverbial "when you are an adult and have your own house, you can get a dog."
When I met Trip'n Daddy, he had a dog. A monster Akita named "Sad Eyes." I admit he made me nervous. He was big. He was tough looking. And he was a tiny bit jealous of me. My heart broke for Trip'n Daddy when he had to be put down, but I didn't really get it. The only pet I had ever lost was a couple of fish and a pair of white mice.
After being married for 4 years, we finally decided to take the plunge and get a puppy of our own. I researched breeds and breeders and we found our Nili (AKA "Trouble"). I could write pages and pages of Nili stories. She has been, and continues to be, a source of unconditional love, laughs, frustration, pride, and joy. She is a member of our family and has been dutifully vigilant in her role of Master Comfort Giver, President of Licking, and CEO of Cuddling.
|One of my favorite Nili pics I call "Tutu Much Silliness"|
|Did someone say "Chicken?"|
|After a tough day of Purim crime fighting|
|I love it when she sleeps like this|
|Most recent Nili picture|
I know that there are those of you our there who are having the same response as MrsS, and I quote "You need to have your head examined!"
But there really is something to puppy love. And love is something we need a lot of around here. You have to see the Trips (and me) cuddling this little bundle of fur to fully appreciate how restorative it can be.
So, I am proud to introduce our "Sabra." We are puppy-sitting for her and her Mommy for a few weeks and can already see how much she is going to add to our lives.
|Trying Mommy's food for the first time|
|Taking over Nili's bed|
|Sabra in a bucket|