One year ago today we brought home Rua. It is so hard to believe how quickly the past year has gone by. My life has changed in a way that I could never have imagined.
Yes, puppies can be a lot of work: the crying in the middle of the night, the accidents because “we” weren’t paying attention to Rua, the little piranha teeth (still have a scar on the back of my leg), having to make sure one of us went directly home after work, and vast sums of money spent on a new SUV, a crate, travel kennel, bowls, toys, the best food, healthy treats, vet care, pet insurance, clothes (she looks so cute), grooming supplies, a new digital SLR camera (plus a printer, software, external hard drive, tripod, camera bag, etc), daycare and training (and the list seems to keep growing).
But, life has so much more meaning now. It is richer, fuller and more enjoyable. Every day is something new. We cuddle, romp, chase, play, tug, chill, train, and learn new things…the bond keeps getting stronger and stronger. Honestly, I would much rather come home from work and spend time with Rua than to go out to dinner!
I never knew how much a dog could change a person’s life. Gotcha Rua!