I’m in the mood to share
I’m sure almost all of us have things in life that we love so much it actually hurts. Most of the time, those things are people. For me, two of those things are the pup and Oregon. There are two reasons why this fascinates me.
First, it was completely happenstance that I wound up with the pup. I didn’t even really like dogs (or so I thought), but I felt sorry for a coworker because he didn’t have anywhere to leave his weim and volunteered to dog-sit when needed. I fell in love with his dog, and the breed, and realized that I really was a dog person – yes, a crazy dog person even. As my friend Jenny said, “You did a complete 180!” And so I changed my life around to get my very own weimy, Atlas.
Second, if it weren’t for the pup, who knows if I would’ve wound up in Oregon. One of the reasons that I was so attracted to the Portland area was because it seemed very dog-friendly. He’d be a big part of my life regardless (otherwise, why have a dog I think), but it’s really fun to live in a place where there are so many places and events and classes that welcome him. Every day, I find something new to love about this state, and I still feel like I’ve come home.
Truly, I am blessed.
[photo credit to my sister Amy]