I used to be a cat person.
It’s not that I hated dogs, per se. It’s just that I just never had an experience with dogs that was positive.
When I was around the age of 8 or 9, I remember being terrified of a neighbour’s dog. He was big and loud and would run very fast inside of his fenced enclosure. I was sure if he got out, he’d bite me.A boyfriend in high school /college had two dogs. Well his family did. And nobody seemed to pay much attention to them. They were cute to look at but didn’t do much.
So when Brent and I got married, I naturally “adopted” the two dogs he had. When I first met them, I was so unsure of them. They seemed so…. excitable.
It didn’t talk long for me to fall head over heels in love. I’ve written about the joys of being a puppy mommy before and I just can’t imagine a life without these two pups, especially Gibson.
I know moms aren’t supposed to have favorites but I do. I can’t help it. This little guy adopted me as much as I did him. He follows me everywhere, prefers to snuggle me over anything else in the house, and his face is the so grumpy that’s it’s cute.
I think our personalities just match. He’d prefer to stay home and snuggle over doing anything else.
My kind of dog. 😍
And that’s not to say that I don’t love Stirling, I do! His sense of adventure and his exuberance is so much fun. He’s just a fun dog. Loves to play and is always down for going outside.
Stirling also has a sense of loyalty that Gibson doesn’t have. If someone came along who had more bacon, Gibson wouldn’t hesitate to follow them. Stirling, on the other hand, would stick with his man human until the end. He’s just a one man kind of dog.
So now I consider myself a dog person.
This week, we celebrated Gibson’s 5th birthday. He’s a middle aged dog now. My little baby is all grown up. It saddens me to think about how short little doggy lives are. The best week can hope for for Gibson is 12 years or so. Even less for Stirling.
I’m on a mission to love these little creatures and give them the best little lives I can give them.