Yeah, there's a new dog in my house. I'd like to blame Grace for it, but that wouldn't be fair. For weeks, Grace had been asking if we could volunteer at the Animal Welfare League's Pet Adoption Center. One day we had some free time, so we dropped by to love on the animals. As I walked down the hallway, I see this face peering over the door and the next thing I knew I was asking questions. One week later, she came home with us. Another week later, she's part of the family.
At the AWL, they had named her "Twelve." I have no idea why. We changed it to "Jenna." So now I am the owner of two dogs: Jake & Jenna. Yes, me, the renowned cat lover. And I have no one to blame for dog #2 but myself. Except maybe Jenna and those big brown eyes.
As someone who enjoys peace and quiet, I have just introduced more madness, mayhem, and chaos into my house. But I've also brought more love and joy. Jenna is a cuddle-bug who wants to sit in your lap and receive hugs all day long. She has the sweetest personality, and we've all fallen in love with her.
Even Jake. While he may have occasional twinges of jealousy, mostly I think he wonders, "How did I ever live without her?"
So, I have a new writing buddy in my office to keep me company (or cause distractions). What can I say but life is full of surprises!