Sitting here I am not sure where to start or end. I have dog hair on my shirt and my shoes clearly have to be left outside. Who knows what is on the bottom of them? Ten years ago—ask any of my family and friends if they thought a dog kennel was in my future. NO WAY would have been the answer. I lived in an upscale neighborhood. White Egyptian cotton sheets were on the beds, and I vacuumed my car out every Saturday. At the time I just had three busy kids…classic suburban mom. Life was pretty easy.
I broke down and got a dog for my young kids. I was that mom that was NEVER going to have pets in the house. But they were good kids so I felt they earned the responsibility.
Then came Rose…our Yorkie.
I wasn’t prepared for what dogs can do to our hearts. I really hadn’t experienced that before.
But that was the beginning of …now.