My husband and I got a dog a little over a week ago. We are already owners of two cats who choose on a daily basis, it seems, whether or not they want to be lap kitties. Their affection comes and goes, ebbs and flows like a river. This dog, though, he is thoroughly faithful, and if I feel like laying in bed all day with back spasms, he lays next to me.
I've never been a dog person. They smelled and needed constant walking and I couldn't be bothered to scrape together an extra ten minutes in my day which is filled with toddlers and school age problems like packing lunches, folding clothes, managing to have a clean work suit for my corporate job and just managing all the ongoings of a *very* busy household.
But this little dog is just a god send. He's smart and sweet and so far, has only toyed with the idea of chasing the aforementioned cats. He cuddles right up to me and seems to know when I'm not feeling well.
He's not a big dog. My back cannot handle a large animal. But he fits on my lap and makes me smile. I've already taught him to sit. I'm happy with this little mongrel.
2015: Thoracic protrusions C7-T1, T3-4, T6-8
Dec'13: 360FusionL4-S1 w/bone graft
2013: 3x2-level disc injections: 12mo surgery postponement
Sep/Oct'12: Bi-lateral Rhizo AblationsL4- S1