Thursday, April 18, 2019
Milo & Me
So I did a thing... I bought a puppy!
To a lot of people... it seemed random. However... I have wanted a dog for a long time. I have always been an animal lover. I wanted the companionship. I knew I couldn't get one for a long time though. I had roommates for a long time and was renting. Also I worked full time and traveled a lot. When would I have time? It wouldn't be fair to the dog. Also I am a total neat freak and couldn't handle having an indoor dog that shed. So many factors.
Well... over a year ago I moved to Mapleton and have a yard now and live by myself... and even more recently (like a couple of months ago) I quite my job and now work from home for my dad and do massage therapy from home and occational photography gigs.
One day I was at my friend Marci's house and she has a very cute and cuddly King Charles Cavalier. I fell in love right away and told her how much I would love having a dog. She told me that I deserved a dog and pretty much convinced me to get one. I told her all of my concerns about getting a puppy... which there were a lot and she told me all the reasons why I should and that it would be ok and I would love being a dog mom.
Then she went puppy shopping for me on KSL and found this adorable litter of puppies that were a mix between a King Charles Cavalier and a Maltese. Now Marci knows WAY more about dogs than I do... but she told me all the reasons why this mix of breeds would be the perfect dog for me. One of the big reasons and main sellers for me was no shedding!! So I was really sold on the idea. So I text the lady on KSL to ask if I could come see the puppies and ask her a bunch of questions about the puppies. She wrote back and told me that she wouldn't sell to anyone that she didn't meet first. Her puppies were not going to go to just anyone. So I set up a time to meet the puppies and ask her a ton of questions. Well... I instantly fell in love. I mean... just look at these puppies! I was having a hard time deciding which one I would even want. When she was telling me about the mom... she pretty much described everything I wanted in a dog. So I was even more sold. I loved the runt and the biggest of the litter the most. I wanted the most cuddly which was the biggest of the litter and I held him and loved him but she told me he was already taken. So I left undecided.
A little over a week later... I decided for sure I was going to buy one of the puppies. I was committing to be a dog mom. Which was a HUGE decision. I didn't even know how to take care of a puppy. When I went to go pick one I saw the cuddly one and wished I could have him... and asked her, that one is still taken right? She told me the family that was going to buy him backed out... and I could buy him if I wanted. I was so excited. So I left with him and named him Milo. Marci had driven me to go pick him up to make sure I left with the right paperwork and so that I could hold him on the way home. We picked up a crate and dog food and then she dropped me off at my house and it was just me and Milo and I had to figure out how to take care of a puppy. Marci told me that Spring is the best time to get a puppy because you can spend time outside while you are potty training. But it has been a very cold and wet Spring! Still... It really is the best time to get a puppy. It takes a lot of time... and there are frustrating moments... but I am SO glad that I got Milo. He makes me smile everyday and I love cuddling with him. He is so sweet. I don't know what I am doing... but we are figuring it out together and I have had great support.
Marci told me she wanted to do a photoshoot of the both of us because dog photoshoots are her favorite. So here are the pictures she took. Spring is such a beautiful time to take pics too. Thanks Marci.
So here he is! Meet Milo! My new furry side kick. He is the best cuddle buddy and with how much he loves to explore the outdoors... he is going to make the best adventure buddy.