So I got a puppy…

I’ve been a little MIA because of a recent life change. I am now a mom of a German shepherd! I’ve always had animals growing up, and already had two cats, but I never had a dog in my adult life. So far it is such a wonderful experience.

It’s been about two weeks now, and he is adjusting well and is super smart. But while I was playing with and training him, I couldn’t stop thinking about how good it felt. It almost felt as if I’ve been missing out on something. This brings me to the importance of having a pet, or pets!

Some people may disagree, and that’s fine. There are plenty of other ways of finding your happy. But for someone like myself, having pets bring comfort. This is probably because I’ve always had pets in the house, even while living with others, or alone. However, it is different when having a puppy. Or in other words, a four-legged baby LOL. It is a lot of work, but he keeps me on my toes, and I need that.

I work from home, and obviously, I blog, so I need structure. Without this, I don’t feel as productive as I should, and that was a feeling that I missed (since graduating last year). Having a dog has many benefits, and I want to encourage those who are thinking of getting one, or maybe different pet. If you have time and patience, you will be a great pet owner. To be honest, I am not a very patient person, but having a puppy has made me become more patient. You really have to take your time when training them, and also be creative. This is one of the best parts because they want to learn. I’ve also learned some interesting things, like remedies for puppy diarrhea (boiled chicken & rice), and how they can pretty much eat the same foods as us (like chicken, most fruits, and veggies).

Basically, this comes to is doing something for yourself that can be both fun and rewarding. You don’t necessarily need to do temporary things, such as shopping, dating, eating, bar hopping, you get the drill; you can instead invest in something that is more fulfilling, like having a pet. Although, I was super nervous, and still am, I’m also super excited about this new venture. I’m even more excited to jog and skate outside with him (his name is Marley by the way).

Anyways, I hope this inspires someone to do something different. It will make you feel good when doing something that is outside your comfort zone.

So get out of your comfort zone! & let’s get our mojo back together!

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