I have a confession.
I have wanted a family puppy for more than a year now.
Back in Corning we knew we couldn’t have a dog in our rented house, but that didn’t stop me from looking at dogs on pinterest, adoption locations, and dream that maybe if/when we moved we’d be able to get one.
Well we moved, been in our own home in Wayland for more than 6 months. All winter I researched adoption locations, shelters, dog breeds/mixes. I nagged Luke with puppy pictures and my list of yes/no adoptions or rescues we were willing to work with in our area.
We knew we wanted to wait until after the winter and snow. As I waited for this forever long winter to pass we talked about “what if” questions and planned out the practicals of owning/training a dog in a colder climate.
We have talked about the dogs we grew up with and how they were cared for and trained. We talked about what we will do differently based on where we live and our routine.
In the last few weeks the snow finally thawed-I started to get anxious; we went to the local pet supply store and thought through what we would need to get.
This past weekend we finally put in an application with a dog adoption agency a few hours away who rescues litters of puppies from high kill shelters.
Our newly bought doggy blanket from the pet supply store is by the door ready to go in the car once we have been approved. We are hoping to very soon have a little lab retriever mix to care for in our home