One year ago today, Matt and I woke up early on a Saturday morning and rushed over to the Seattle Humane Society to see if the puppy we saw on the website the night before was still available. And the rest is history (am I using that correctly?).
Most of what I wrote in this post about the joys of having a puppy still apply: she dictates my time and schedule, puts a bit of a damper on our social life, takes all of our money, likes to chew (on her toys, though, no longer on our stuff) and occasionally wakes up in the middle of the night. The hardest part for me, however, is that she's still scared of most people. She loves other dogs (although she has finally learned to stand her ground with aggressive dogs instead of just flopping over to show her belly), but she is so scared of people. The nicest, friendliest people completely terrify her at first. While this is normal for rescues, it still breaks my heart. It's a work in progress.
Our little Lu lamb makes my heart explode with love each and every day. I can't even remember what it was like to live in Seattle without her. If you want your own daily dose of Lulu, follow along on my instagram account … or hers (lulu.cucamonga).