Ever since I was a little girl, I have always wanted a dog. A dog that could finally be the Toto to my Dorothy and that I would be able to carry around in a little basket or doggy bag and name it some adorable latte name like Cappucino or Frappucino (yeah…. I’m soo one of those dog owners). I wanted a dog that would be my little bestie and obvi my little fashion protege. But ever since I was little, it seemed as if a dog was never in my future. My sister has always been deathly afraid of dogs and our house was never a pet home or hub. So the faint idea of having a dog or any major pet always seemed but just a dream.
…. That was until one day one of my friends started telling me in conversation about her dog that was having puppies. These were the first pups for their family and she was telling me how they were expecting them to be born soon. Her dog was a Maltipoo and the daddy was a Shih Tzu, and together the puppies were going to make a hybrid called “Teddy Bears”. And as you can imagine from the name of the breed alone, as she went to pull up a picture of what the puppies would look like…. I instantly turned into a ball of mush. And from there, I just knew I had to have a dog and one of these adorable Teddy Bears. So ever since then, Teddie (get why I named her that?) was born (figuratively and literally). It’s been over three weeks now that we’ve welcomed Teddie into our home and our lives and I have to say it’s been the craziest yet most exciting adjustment ever. I remember the day before I was going to pick her up, I couldn’t sleep I was so nervous. Would I be a good mom? Will I even know how to take care of a dog?! I was so nervous that I was going to fail, really taking on a challenge that I had no idea how to combat. But it truly has been a pleasure more so than a battle. Having a little thing in your life that simply gets excited and jumps for joy the second you walk in the room and cries when you leave is such a crazy and beautiful concept to me. The love that we have is beyond mutual, and I can’t even imagine my life without her anymore.