I took my puppy antiquing

One day on the way back from the dog park my boyfriend and I was a sign for an estate sale. Being curious we followed it to what ended up being a consignment store. It was an unseasonably warm day for November so I refused to leave Beau in the car. We both agreed that we would try to bring him into the shop and see what happened. It ended up going okay.  Continue reading

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Buying a harness

I have had some of the most difficulties in looking for a new harness for Beau ever since he outgrew his one from Petsmart. For small dogs, a harness is considered a good choice because you are not pulling upwards on their necks, instead you are pulling upwards on their chest and you have more control of your pet without as much risk of harming them. My biggest problem in finding a harness I liked was figuring out which style I wanted.  Continue reading

Staying overnight with a puppy

Because I was born in the late 90s this is the first year I was able to vote in a presidential election with meant I had to come back home to vote because that is where I am registered. What that also meant was Beau and I had to work out the kinks of traveling and staying at my family’s house overnight for the first time.  Continue reading

What slipped through the cracks

When I was first looking to get a dog I did tons of research. I thought I was prepared for what it was like to have a little ball of sentience running around my apartment. I was sure I knew the in’s and out’s, how to best take care of him, red flags of any kind. Despite my efforts some things slipped through the cracks and I had to learn the hard way. Continue reading

Dealing With A Loss

img_0660Because I got a puppy in my 20’s I am very aware that he will be with me for a lot of important milestones. He will be there when I graduate college, He will be there when I get my first job, he will be there through many moves, many relationships, many long nights. Through good times and tough times, I have made a commitment to this dog to be with him through all of his life. My close friend, Sarah, made a similar commitment when she was in middle school to her beloved Chihuahua Lexi. Continue reading