Where It All Began
Once upon a time, circa 2006, I was living in a 400 square foot apartment in Austin, TX. I had a miserable job with a horrible law-evading boss, a terrifying neighbor that only exacerbated my already terrible insomnia, and a raging case of social anxiety.
The Time Had Come
It was then that I decided it was time for me to adopt a dog. I had grown up with animals, and that was clearly what was missing in my life. So, despite my friends and families misgivings, I decided it was time for me to adopt a dog.
The Petfinder Quest
I searched Petfinder.com daily on my quest for a new little one, and every time I would email someone about a dog, it had already been adopted. For some reason, it didn’t occur to me that there were other websites and methods for finding a dog to adopt. But alas, this went on for months. I started to wonder if I would ever find a dog to call my own. Until one day, little did I know, I received an email that would change my life forever.
What’s A Boston Terrier?
The dog that I was interested in was already adopted, but they had just received a Mom and her three, six-week-old Boston Terrier puppies from a puppy mill that had recently closed down. “A Boston Terrier?” I said to myself, what the heck is that?! “A puppy?” I said to myself, “Am I really ready to clean up that much pee??”
As fate would have it, I would meet a Boston Terrier that very day at a new friend’s home, about an hour after receiving that email. It was love at first lick, and the next day I was driving three hours across the Texas countryside to meet my very own little lick monster, Zoe Isabella.
Lola + Lemon
Zoe turned out to be one of the greatest loves of my life, and she is the reason that I ended up with these two wild little piglets, Lola and Lemon. I’m a Boston Terrier owner for life and I can’t imagine my life without their smiling faces, exuberant zest for adventure, and endless inappropriate licking.
What’s Your Favorite Dog Breed?
Is there a dog breed that you can’t imagine your life without? I would love to hear all about your babies. Send me a message and let me know your favorite breed and why you love them! Sending cute dog photos with your message is encouraged.