evidence that the stress is getting to me
Yesterday, for something to do, I took M to a pet expo in our town’s event center. I thought it would be fun to pet the cats and dogs. There were not many animals, it was more of a convention for businesses, as it turns out, but the humane society did have some of their adoptable dogs there. And wouldn’t you know it, I started thinking about how great it would be to get a dog! Where this came from, I can’t say, because I’ve been stubbornly against having a dog for some time now. I guess it was seeing how much fun M was having playing with the friendly, frisky dogs, and also our upcoming travel lifestyle (which can easily include dogs) that changed my mind. It could also just be pure insanity.
Really, there was one dog in particular that I felt a bond with. He is a 3-year-old lab/husky mix who was very friendly, active, and loves kids. He licked M and wanted to follow her around, and his minder said he really did love children. He looks like the kind of dog who would play fetch, love walks, like car rides, and like to swim in the lake. Of course, my mother would have to be on board, as the dog couldn’t go on airplane trips. She liked the looks of “Jake” and she’s always had a dog, so it could be a possibility!
For now, I’m waiting to hear from the humane society as to how Jake does with cats, and we’ll go from there.