It was not an easy decision-we already had two adult dogs, busy lives, a routine. We were prepping for a remote wedding. Big life changes were coming our way and thinking about throwing a puppy into the mix seemed devastatingly difficult. I had raised dogs from puppydom-it is no joke! There are late nights, potty training accidents, socialization issues-it can upend a habitual lifestyle. Puppies demand love and attention-their whole world revolves around you, as their owner and caregiver.
“Now that she has been with us for basically her entire life, I can say that the heart expands to allow for new loves.”
Now that she has been with us for basically her entire life, I can say that the heart expands to allow for new loves. I didn’t think I could take on another animal, while still giving love to my own, but the heart’s resiliency, and our ability to expand into new situations, is boundless. We’re lucky creatures that way.
And just look at this face! Look at how far she’s come, what a spicy, spunky pup she’s grown into! Her eyes are no longer too big for her head, her ears stay perked all on their own! Happy Birthday, my little Hazel Kanutsen Kanoodle. Barnaby, Wesley, Cooper, Mom, and Dad love you to the moon and back.