Following the demise of long-term relationship, I find it helpful to keep busy. Real busy…lest one dissolve into a giant pool of self pity and remorse. Indeed, it was in the aftermath of a messy breakup after college that I taught myself to knit and first delved into the world of craft blogging. I’m still trying to figure out what my distractions will be this time. It’s gotta be something other than shopping (see previous post)–at least until I’m gainfully employed. One thing’s for sure. My desire to have a pet is stronger than ever. I’ve never been much of a cat person. (Ask Jeff about my first encounter with his two cats.) But I’ve wanted a dog for quite some time now….here’s the thing I like about dogs. At the end of the day, they’re about the only thing (that I can think of) that is ALWAYS happy to see you. (Is it so wrong to want to be so loved?) Can’t say the same for friends or family–or boyfriends for that matter. I know, I know. Trying to fill the void in my life with a dog is selfish…a bad idea. But LOOK at this face:
This is Jesse–my DREAM dog. A beagle/jack russell mix (who was) up for adoption at a shelter in Longview, WA (about 1.5 hours away). Alas, I called the shelter today and he’s already taken. (Sadness!)
Yes, I know that dogs are a lot of work. They’re needy. They can be destructive. They shed. They always need to use the bathroom. Aside from that, my parents are NOT dog (or any animal for that matter) people…so I suspect that bringing home a little pup would be a serious violation of house rules. But I suppose a girl can dream. LOOK at that face!