It goes without saying that our little family would not be complete with our pups. And it should also go without saying that I am a little concerned how a certain pup (Roxie) is going to handle giving up her throne of “Most Important” to a baby. In my heart I know she will love this little boy and they will become the best of friends. I like to think she will cuddle up beside him and they will try and share toys (I see a lot of sanitizer in my future) and a fair share of kisses. I do know that the adjustment period will be hard but I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure that both Roxie and Jacob still feel as loved and cherished as they are.
A few words about my “fur children”:
Roxie. AKA: Roxifus Rex, Boo Boo and Rox.
I adopted Roxie from the Hanover Humane Society in February of 2006. She was scrawny, hyper and seriously crazy. There were plenty of moments in the first year where I kept saying to myself, “What in the world was I thinking?!?” She was truly a mess. At some point she learned to trust me and I learned to trust her. Ever since that moment she’s been my “baby” and I love her more than words can express. She’s taught me a world of patience and commitment. She’s my resident snuggler and the easiest way to put a smile on my face.
We adopted Jacob from the Hickory Hill Dog Rescue in February of 2010. With us both at work all day long, I started to feel like Roxie was bored all day at home and she deserved a companion of the canine variety. Also, I REALLY love dogs. I convinced Brandon by sending dozens of cute dog pictures every day to his work e-mail. He finally caved. We took Roxie to meet Jacob and they seemed pretty indifferent to one another. We decided to give it a go. Within a few weeks we learned Jacob was intent on marking every last corner of our home and all of our belongings. I’m pretty sure we both had moments we wanted to give up on him. But he had worked his way into our hearts and I knew, just like with Roxie, that we would have to learn to trust one another. About a year later we did. He and Roxie love to wrestle, run after one another and chase squirrels together. He’s spunky, smart, attentive and keeps us laughing.
I cannot wait for our little boy to have two little pups running after him in the yard smothering him in kisses and attention. There is just nothing quite like the love and friendship of a dog.