I want to share WHY I decided to get a puppy at 61 years of age...
Some may think that is too old to take on a puppy. Some may have thoughts that a new puppy could outlive them. Some may think that having a puppy is hard work. Some may think having a puppy is too restrictive.
Well, I tend to look for the pros and not the cons in every situation. Maybe It's the optimist in me... Or maybe it's my ability to always believe in the positive potential in my choices.
You've probably heard that what you focus on expands... Well, that mindset has served me very well in life!
After my 15 1/2 year old Chihuahua passed in January, I began thinking about getting another dog. And to be honest, I had to talk my husband into it. He was not ready to jump right back into parenthood.
But I KNEW a puppy would bring lots of extra love and laughter to our home. And who doesn't want more of THAT?
Of course work comes along with it, but the amount of laughter my husband and I have shared in this very difficult time we're in has far outweighed any amount of extra effort this puppy has required.
And the love? Oh my! We are crazy about this little guy!!! 💓
Now I'm thinking that everyone who is stuck inside and self-quarantining needs a puppy!!! And that my instincts were SPOT ON!