It has come to my attention that many women my age, and in my life position, are mothers. Most of my friends, and several family members, have little versions of themselves toddling around, getting everything sticky, and being generally adorable.
Well, I’m not to that point yet (Mom!). But just because I don’t have
a pint sized pipsqueak of my own, does not mean I’m completely void of
the mothering stuff. You see, I am a proud Puppy Mommy!
years ago last July, my mother called me to visit, saying she had an
early birthday present. I should have been skeptical seeings how my
birthday is in October-and I’m relatively sure she knows that-but I have
always had an affinity for presents. So I drove home and was instantly
ushered into the back yard where a tiny little brown thing was hopping
“What is that? You have giant bouncing rats!” I exclaimed.
“Happy Birthday!” My mother said.
I still don’t know why she decided I needed a dog, but that was our
beginning. That night, I made a little doggy bed with pillows and
blankets galore, turned off the light, got in bed and felt a tiny little
wet nose nudging me. ‘Oh no you don’t!’ I thought, putting her back in
her own bed. Not two seconds after I was back in bed, there she was
snuggled close. And I was hooked. Whether I needed or wanted a dog
before that day, I certainly had one then! (And not one night has gone
by without her in the bed-D really had to get used to that!)
It took a week to name her. I am a full believer that dogs will let
you know what their names are-and she seemed to like the GRR sound. We
went through Lady Gertrude, Ginger, and just Grr itself until I hit
Gracie. Her little ears perked up and seemed to say, “hey! That’s my
name! I’m Gracie!!”
We’ve been together ever since. She’s helped me get through college
and grad school. She’s helped mend broken hearts and gotten me through
the loss of loved ones. She’s dances in the kitchen with me while I make
dinner. She watches movies with me. She’s moved across the country with
me. And she helps with MarellaDesigns.
When I pull out my crafting supplies, she hops up in the recliner-a
girl’s gotta be comfortable, ya know!-and watches me create. I often ask
her opinion, and she’s always supportive, if a bit snobbish. I can’t
tell you how many pictures of wreaths I have with her hogging into the
picture (little diva!). Her favorite, though, is when I blog or work on
my online store because she can snuggle in my lap with the laptop over
her, keeping her warm. She wanted a post to introduce herself-she felt
she deserved some credit for all of her hard work!
She never fails to make me smile, and keep pushing on day after day.
So much unlimited love in a 10lbs bundle! Plus, she’s a killer! Honest,
if you lay down, she will lick you to death!! Life could be worse
cough She asks you go check out all of her hard work in the
store. I told her it was improper to blatantly ask like that, but she
said you wouldn’t mind! http://marelladesigns.storenvy.com/
Tell me about your pets! I adore pet stories!!