03 December, 2009

I Caved!

Growing up, our family didn't have much to do with highly interactive pets. We had a couple rabbits (who stayed in a cage) a cat who could fend for himself, various gold fish, and a 6 month attempt at having a dog. There was never time to take care of pets...I mean, there was playing in the creek, gymnastics in the front yard, and friends to play with. A needy animal didn't necessarily fit our mold!

Anyhoo...I have caved. I got probably the most needy type of animal. A pocket sized dog who loves attention. Haha! I found him at Max Fund (www.maxfund.org) which is a no-kill animal shelter in Denver. I NEVER considered myself a "dog person" before. I have no idea how to take care of one! But, I found him in a mobile kennel one Saturday and smitten will not even begin to explain how that felt. Yay!

Why did I randomly get a dog? Mmmm...good question. But, it's the perfect time. Sometimes I feel that everyone around is pairing up or settling down. So instead of having fits of rage or jealously (haha) I found something to shower my love on. So far it's been great. I'm in the process of training him to "sit" and "stay" and he is doing great.

Misto (named after my fave bev. at Starbucks) is here to stay!

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