Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life!
My gratitude is coming late this week as I’ve been a little distracted… we got a dog!! Finally, we got a dog! I won’t get into the saga that adopting a dog has turned into over the last 9 months, but suffice it to say we’ve been waiting for this moment since September last year, and we’re so happy to have a new furry kid in our lives now.
Her name is Harlowe and she’s about 6 months old, which means we’re cleaning up random little puddles of I’m-so-excited/nervous-to-see-you pee, and we’re giving in to her every whim when she yelps bloody murder at being left alone during the night. Already she has such a sweet personality and she’s basically all fur.
I just love dogs. They can be such affectionate creatures and loyal companions. And I’m such a dog person, to the detriment of my overall social skills – just the other day at a BBQ I came up to a person I didn’t know and immediately noticed and started talking to the dog at her feet! Who cares about humans when there are fuzzy ears to be pet, am I right? Thankfully she was also a dog person and laughed it off.
We’ve adopted Harlowe from a rescue organization, and I’m so excited to show her that not all humans are bad, and to see her bubbly personality flourish in a loving environment. If I had the means I would own an acreage and adopt a few more just to give them the lives they deserve. But I’m not rich, so one will have to do. I’m thankful that it’s her.