Riker has been with us for just over 6 months now, and as I realised back in March, yes, I am a puppy mama.
This comes with wonderful pros, and an unexpected boat load of cons, so I thought it would be nice to talk about both. However, I thought it would be best to start with the pros, which is of course what every prospective dog parent hopes for.
CUDDLES ~ So many cuddles. You won’t know what to do with them all!
EXCITEMENT – trust me, no one will ever be as excited to see you at the end of the working day than your pooch!
COMFORT – They’re like little sadness detectors & then come to kiss away your tears.
COMPANIONSHIP – There is no such thing as complete loneliness when they’re around, even if they’re just sitting on your feet sleeping.
EXERCISE – Who knew I could walk this much?
MEETING NEW PEOPLE – I have literally met more of my neighbours by having our dogs meet, than ever before!
HILARITY – They bring hilarity into your life, you will laugh so much. Especially when they do things like: trip over themselves, scare themselves by falling off folding chairs, chase their tails and pull goofy faces.
PRIDE – When they learn a new trick and you get to show it off? Priceless!
LOVE – In all of this, your doggie makes you feel unconditionally loved, appreciated and needed in this world, which is a true gift.
I don’t think either of us would have this any other way, at this point; Riker has become an integral and irreplaceable part of our lives, even though he’s only been in it for 6 months.
(Disclaimer: It’s not all been sunshine and daisies though, and I will share some more about that, that next time. 🙂 ) xx