Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Becoming A Dog Mom

I'm taking a quick moment to gush.

I never knew I could be so in love with an animal outside of my species, but I have fallen madly in love. Eddie McDragon has quickly become one of my best friends.  It was love at first sight when we picked him up from our local Humane Society. In a room full of wildly barking dogs, Eddie was calmly staring at me, and walked forward to lick my hand. We didn't need to look any further. I knew which dog was ours.  June 7th, we adopted a dog with a wiry tail and a significant underbite. We adopted a dog that already knows how to sit, stay, and fetch. He is house and crate trained.

I can be having the worst day in the world, and all it takes is one look at that little scoundrel and I'm melting. I'm grateful that I spend time outsie with Eddie, because finding time outdoors has always been a problem in my adult life. We take wonderful walks that make me happy, and not just because of the Vitamin D, but because I know I'm being a good dog parent. He really makes me slow down and appreciate the small things. Afterall, don't you wish being outside always made you smile like this?

I have become the type of person that is constantly taking pictures of their dog. My iPhone has over fifty pictures of him stored in its memory. I may seem obsessed, but this little guy has really brought Ben and I even closer together. More than ever before, we feel like a family.

He gives us so much, and asks for so little. I'm so grateful to have this little fur ball join our wonderful family.


collette charles said...

love the gushing! :) cute addition to your little family.

Chelsea Kilpack said...

Thanks, Collette! Let's get together soon!