Over a decade ago, I fell in love with a most awesome dog that was a super diva and fit right in with our crazy life. He demanded to have his fur blowed dried after walking out in the rain. He had a corn allergy and thus could only eat high-end dog food. He loved appple pie. How could one not love such a dog? But he had me at hello.
He was my friend. He was my companion while I puked for seven months from morning sickness. He was loving, funny and just plain old awesome.
Now that we are in escrow in Los Angeles, we are starting to look at the animal shelter websites with hope in our eyes. We have waited a few years after Milo’s death before considering adopting a new dog. We had to have time to mourn our awesome Milo’s passing. We had to honor his legacy. It’s been four years. I still think of him. However, I am now starting to think of having a new dog in the home.
I am looking forward to falling in love again with a new dog. I’ve even started thinking of names. What can be a good name for a dog we adopt in Los Angeles? My son has been talking non-stop about our future dog. He has been praticing how he will feed it. Which is totally adorable. I am excited to see my son be a caregiver. I am excited to see him running around like a crazy boy with his dog. I can imagine my heart soaring. So many things to look forward to with a dog. I wonder if I can teach my new dog to sing the way my Milo used to. Oh that was such happiness.
A new friend. Yes, I am looking forward to a new buddy in my life. And I think my old friend would be ok with that cause he loved me so.