Two years ago today Chris and I made the big decision to adopt a dog. Two days prior we had a made a trip to the Franklin County Dog Shelter to sign up as volunteers but we decided to take a peek at the available dogs as well. We chose Maxwell as the dog we would take out and meet and after he spent most of the time ignoring us he finally revealed himself by giving me a kiss on the cheek and sitting down beside me. That’s the moment that I think he chose us as his family. Bringing a dog home was both exciting and terrifying. I had spent most of my childhood with a dog and didn’t think it was possible to love another dog that much but I was wrong. It was quite an adjustment to go from a dog-less household to one with a dog but it’s been so rewarding. A dog is a huge responsibility but I would never, ever go back to life without Max. He is not only super obedient, but the most cuddly and sweetest dog I’ve ever met. He gets along with my parents’ dog Alex and I swear he was meant to be our cat Pig’s brother.
I love coming home to a dog that’s always excited to see me and never cares if my hair’s a mess or my sweatpants are too baggy. The amount of love I have for this pup is unreal. I just can’t get enough of his sweet little ears, the way he grumbles when he sees a stranger outside, and his adorable forehead wrinkle. I cannot imagine what it will be like to mother a child. Happy second anniversary, Max!