I can still remember the moment my heart changed from being a "I'll never get a dog" person to a "please give me all the dogs in the world" person.
Our school experienced a devastating loss at the beginning of the school year and one of the ways the school helped the children was through grief/therapy dogs.
I'll never forget seeing the images of a sweet golden retriever, sitting proudly as little first grade hands loved on him😭 He didn't seemed overwhelmed, in fact - the exact opposite. He was so calm and loving to these kids. And the kids - they were so happy to get to love on him!
My mind and heart changed. It sounds cheesy, but it was the sweetest moment I've ever seen with an animal. I was like OKAY GOD FINE, we'll get a dog. I knew our family needed one - and thankfully our neighbors had puppies just a few short months later...that I couldn't say no to.
Now, I'm not even sure who I've become sometimes when I'm snuggling with him. I mistakingly told someone I had 7 kids recently - and had to correct myself "actually just 6, and a dog that feels like my 7th child". Embarrassing.
BUT NOW I KNOW what so many people would tell me when they talked about their dogs - and I would roll my eyes cause "did they know that dogs poop everywhere💩 and lick themselves in weird places?" Who have I become?? I feel like I need to lead a #dogmom anonymous group🐶 #theadventuresofoliveandalbus