I told my husband before we got engaged that it was either “me or a dog.” I never had a dog growing up, and my friends would describe me as the complete opposite of a dog lover. I’m laughing as I type, thinking of how many dog stories I have– like the time I saw my future sis-in-law’s dog for the first time and gasped while quickly choking out the words, “What is THAT?” Or the time my senior English students bought me dog Dixie cups for Christmas because I may have admitted to them that I couldn’t eat around the furry creatures.
Oh, the irony.
My son’s been asking for a dog for a long time. A few months ago, I had a change of heart. We’ve taken a while to process, think and prepare. I had so much to learn. I mean, I knew NOTHING.
We celebrated Jonah’s nine year birthday this weekend and decided to surprise him with a new puppy.