As yesterday was National Dog Day, we all got to swoon over the cute dogs in the world, and I got to think back to my plot to get my current dog, Graham. Now what I’m about to say, may or may not work for you, but it worked for me, so it’s worth a shot.
Setting the scene: It was junior year of high school and my dog at the time, Misty, was getting close to her expiration date. Yes, I used expiration date, as in the hospital they write “expired,” when a patient passes away, which just doesn’t sound good to me, but that’s not what this post is about. Moving on. I’m the type of person that doesn’t cope well with goodbyes and I guess have to fill the void of those gone. Therefore, I knew I needed to have another dog to help mourn the loss of my current dog.
Mom and Dad stated over and over that our childhood dog was the only dog they would have and we weren’t going to get another dog. Misty, was a mixture of a chow, golden retriever and sheltie. Needless to say, she shed….a lot. So they had mentioned, if for some reason they did get another dog, it would have to not shed. So of course I go to my friend Google and start researching dogs that don’t shed and dogs that retrieve/play (our other mandatory need in a companion.) My search showed the cutest breed of dog I had seen, a cockapoo; mixture of cocker spaniel and poodle. Known to not shed and also had a chance to be a retriever.
I found a breeder within a moderate distance of driving that had fresh pups and found the cutest thing ever. So here we go with the steps.
How to Convince Your Family to Get a Dog in 10 Steps
Like I said, it might not work for you, but that is the story of how we got Graham and he’s seriously the cutest thing ever. The breeder told us that he probably wouldn’t retrieve, but the day we went to pick him u
p to take him home, we threw balls and frisbees and he went to retrieve and bring back.
I would be a terrible dog mama if I didn’t brag that he sometimes catches frisbees with his paws, like a human. But I also would like to put a disclaimer that his catch rate is pretty low when his hair gets shaggy.
Good luck for all those future dog owners!
Q: How did you get your dog?
Q: What type of dog do you have?
Q: Did you celebrate National Dog Day?
If you have been a reader of this blog, or following my life at all, then you have heard me speak of dietetic internships a lot. In fact, my junior year of college, I had my choices pretty solid of where I was going to apply my senior year.
Little did I know how drastic my life would change. This was a real life moment where you realize things can change so quickly, no matter how planned out you thought you had life. You cannot plan life. Life just happens and you just go with it.
I can officially say that my DICAS applications have been turned in, which means I now wait. I wait for phone interviews and then I wait again until November 2nd when I find out my next fate.
But God has truly been sending me good vibes and patience throughout this whole process and other various things that I have needed patience with in life.
Here are things that more than just I probably need reminders about. It is truly exciting to see where my future will go and where my next adventure is! I’ll keep ya’ll updated.