I’m entering a new season of life marked by more than a few challenges and a whole lot of different.
One especially bright spot: my new puppy, Olive.
Olive was a lovely little surprise that came by way of a family friend. She joined me just one week ago and has taught me so much in the short time we’ve been together, which stands to reason since it’s been 35+ years since I’ve had a dog.
I’ve learned to love going outside every hour so she can do her business. (I’ve also come to realize how sedentary I really was without that excuse to move!)
I’ve discovered that like human babies, she has definite opinions on what she likes to eat.
I’ve realized that my secret wish is that I could text her if I’m delayed so that she doesn’t worry.
Most of all, I’ve been surprised to learn how much I missed having a pet and how quickly I fell in love.
So as Olive and I get to know each other, please tell me your best new pet tips. I’m all (dog) ears.