Oops I Did it Again
Internet, meet Adele:
|Yes, I realize I used a Brittney Spears song to announce a dog named Adele and yes, I'm pretty sure I used the same song for a previous blog title. Deal with it.|
Last week, I took a little time off to revel in the launching of my first book in many years (more about that here), so of course instead of doing a whole bunch of book promotion stuff, I went out and got a dog. Who wouldn't?
|I mean, look at her. The piece of grass on her nose is practically as big as she is.|
But to my absolute surprise, they got along great! Admittedly, Nick! gave me one heck of a wounded look when he realized his new friend was getting into his car and going to his house, but that didn't last long. Mostly, the two of them spend their time synchronizing their nap schedule.
It's not without struggle. Adele is a bit older and a lot more feral than Nick!. She doesn't really know commands yet and has had a few house training accidents, which means she doesn't get to roam the house when we're not here. But now that I got her an appropriately sized crate (the previous was meant for a larger 50-100lb dog), she seems okay with just chilling out. But it's all worth it. Not just because she sticks to my side like glue (Nick! for all his adorableness, is no lap dog), but because a dog like her deserves a good life.
So once again, I implore everyone to adopt, don't shop, and don't pass over that older pup. There are tons of advantages to not getting a puppy. like not having everything chewed on, and not having to constantly provide stimulation. And trust me, you will find you need them as much as they need you.