National Puppy Day: You're Never Too Old to Bring Home a Bouncing Baby Dog by Terri Kendrick
After our 14-year-old dog passed away last October, I was hellbent on having a new dog in the house by Christmas, but I did not want a puppy. I had never had a baby, human or otherwise, and I wasn’t sure I was up to it at this age.
But as you know, a woman has a right to change her mind, especially when she spies a pen full of adorable yipping and tumbling fluff balls. When we arrived to pick up our new addition, whom we had already named “Daisy,” one of the rescue people mentioned that only one pup hadn’t been claimed, a male pup named “Archie.” Much to my shock, my husband suggested we get them both, and at Christmastime, we ended up with two tiny stockings on the mantle instead of one!
These past seven months have been chockful of new experiences, like finding popcorn kernel-sized teeth all over the house and having three pairs of glasses and my Otterbox chewed to smithereens. I’ve definitely had many moments when I’ve questioned our judgment in getting two puppies, but I’ve had so many more instances of pure bliss.
Adopting puppies is not for the faint of heart – or the pressed on time. But it’s definitely been the absolute right move for us!
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