A couple of days ago marked the anniversary of bringing a little black dog into my life. She and I have been through a lot in the last couple of months and I have to say, having her around has made everything a little harder and a little easier.

In this photo she’s just about to mouth off to me. It’s adorable and annoying. I want to snuggle her and shush her.

Grumpy old dog

When I get home from work I have her hop onto the bed so I can put her leash on without having to bend over. (Wow, writing it out like that makes me seem really lazy. Hahaha. “Seem.”) And if I’m lucky, she puts her paws on my shoulders and huffs into my face. I think she’s probably saying, “Thank the gods woman, I really need to take a piss.” But maybe she’s saying, “Thank you for rescuing me. I like what you did with your hair. Maybe we should cook some bacon tonight, you look really pretty when you cook bacon.”

Someone needs a haircut