On Motherhood (meet my new puppy)

So this past weekend, following 20 seconds of insane courage, I adopted a dog.

It was one of the most nerve wracking and special decisions I have ever made in my life. Because to me, a dog symbolizes my adult life. It’s an expansion of my selfish lifestyle to include the responsibility another’s well-being.

Now, I consider myself a pretty selfish person. Not in the sense that I don’t like to share or that I don’t care for others, but in the sense that I make my life decisions based solely on my own circumstances. For example, I made myself a promise a long time ago that I would never make a decision about my career or future based on a guy. And to this day that decision holds true. Whether those decisions were the right ones or not, I will never know. But they have brought to to where I am today and I have to say I don’t have any complaints. But I digress. I have a tenancy to think about myself first.

So in a sense my decision to adopt a dog was the most selfish, selfless thing I have ever done. I have wanted a dog for as long as I could remember. And saving her from the shelter was a great decision. I am so glad that she finally has a place to call home. And I am so excited to have a partner in crime for my runs, hikes, day trips and life adventures. But I am also scared of all the unknowns.

We are still in the “getting to know each other” stage. I think she is starting to understand that I am her owner now but it will take a awhile before she realizes that this is her forever home. It’s a learning process for the both of us but I am so excited of the days to come.

Meet Chloe!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Courtney says:

    Congrats!!! Chloe is absolutely adorable!! Funny, I put a down payment on a dog this past weekend, too! He is only 4 weeks old so I don’t get to take him home yet, but I’ll have him in 3 weeks! I know what you mean about feeling nervous – it’s so funny. Good luck to you and your new buddy, I know you must be so excited!

    1. Yes and it’s so funny I worry about her all the time. I really did adopt a child. But good luck on your new puppy, it’s hard the first few days but it gets better!

  2. pjdonna says:

    Just wanna say hi, we just adopted our dog this year too! : )

    1. Congrats! It’s turning out to be a lot of work but definitely worth it!

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