I love being a puppy mommy. Ever since we first adopted Poesy, I immediately fell in love. My friends already dread the day when I start having kids, because they can only imagine how many pictures and stories I will have, since I am already constantly talking about Poesy and showing them pictures of her!
The day we adopted her, she was very timid, cluttered with dirt, and had thin hair, a bulging tummy, and very little coordination.
Since then, she has grown into a very healthy, intelligent, energetic, and agile dog with a mind of her own! Despite all the changes in her appearance and personality, one thing has not changed – how my heart melts at the sight of her little face.
Even though she is so much work, has destroyed many of our belongings, has cost us a lot of money, and irritates us at times, I can’t help but love her. I have been surprised by how much emotion I feel towards her (although I have always been a devoted dog-lover). I can’t even imagine how much love I will experience with my children some day, but I look forward to it!
Having a puppy has given Tanner and I a small glimpse into parenthood. We have gone through the ups and downs of puppyhood, discussed how to teach Poesy the difference between right and wrong, had disagreements about the most effective disciplinary methods, struggled with traveling with her, made sacrifices to better her livelihood, taken her to doctor visits (both planned and unplanned), made adjustments to her diet, socialized her with other dogs, taken her to puppy school, and discovered the joy of getting to know her in a deeper way as she grows and matures.
Although I sometimes questioned our decision to adopt her after we first brought her home, she has become such an important part of our little family, and I look forward to seeing her face every day!