I’ve always been a dog person. I couldn’t wait for the day until I could have a dog all my own that I would be responsible for. When Avery brought up getting a dog back in October, I thought it would be one of those instances where we talked about it and decided we weren’t ready. But once I saw the picture of the boxer puppies that Avery found online, I didn’t have it in me to say it wasn’t a good idea. Even driving out to pick her up, we were still undecided. (Or at least we said we were. Looking back, I was definitely leaving with my puppy.) Thank goodness I have no willpower because then I wouldn’t have the light of my life, Stella. She was born on September 4th, 2015. When we picked her up, she was two months old and weighed only six pounds. She was the most adorable thing on the planet.
I always tell Avery that I’m obsessed with Stella. But only because I think it’s impossible to describe how much I love my dog. She frustrates me to no end sometimes. And drives me up the wall when she pulls every single one of her toys out and ends up playing with only her favorites. But she also loves to snuggle with me on the couch. She’s so friendly when we go on walks, she wants to say hi to everyone that walks by. She has an attitude (like me!) and likes to talk back. Stella has so much energy, she can be so spastic. But on the other end, she likes to take naps and climbs into my lap when she wants to be cuddled.
I could go on and on. But I‘ll just leave these pictures for you to enjoy.