We’re at the strange period in our lives where most of our friends are starting to have kids. We don’t have children, yet, but we do have a Lola.
Lola was part of a large groups of dogs that was rescued from a puppy mill down in California, and shipped up to Oregon to be adopted. Because of that, there are lots of things we don’t know about her – like her breed or her exact birth date. But, since we were told she was born “around April,” that’s when we celebrate. And this April(ish) marks her second birthday.
It’s no secret that Lola is a bit of a handful, to put it lightly. As a first time dog owner, it’s hard to know how much of that is our fault vs. simply her nature. We’ve done puppy training classes, read the books, tried different theories – but at the end of the day, she still does what she wants. And it usually involves one of two things: 1) causing mischief or 2) snuggling. Regardless of which one she’s up to, I’m so smitten. Continue reading