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Life Change

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Four weeks ago today my life changed dramatically when Elvis (my new dog) came into my life. As an empty nester who has had large, older dogs for many years, taking in this puppy really changed my life. Being mindful for this little guy has made me more mindful about sleep, time away from home, and even about cleaning my house (he manages to find every little speck of dirt and dust!). When it is nice outside, we walk. He enjoys it almost as much as I do.

And he is deaf! He and I are working on understanding signing. I think he has "sit" down. Maybe he just loves the cheese I use as his reward more than he understands the hand signs. He is a great listener btw. I talk to him all the time.

So I put up with the pee pads strategically placed throughout the house in the event of an accident. I ignore the littered toys and treats everywhere. I tolerate the licking of my face and even his biting on my hands as he plays and wants attention.

No one could have convinced me that a 7 pound Papillion/Australian Shepherd mixed ball of energy and love would fill a void I didn't realize was there.

I do not have grandchildren (yet?). It is probably a good thing though. Elvis would not like the competition. I just wish he was nice to the cat.

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