And she's taught me so much
And not being able to control everything in my life
I've found myself totally comfortable with things that I wouldn't have dreamed about six months ago...
Walking down a busy street in pjs at all hours of the day and night
Going through a gate to get in and out of my kitchen
The smell of peanutbutter and kibble on my hands every morning
Driving home every day at lunch to give her a potty break
Short little puppy hairs everywhere
Putting up with the stinky stinky stench of bullysticks (because she loves them so much)
Booger loves to hide...
Oh and poop
On the floor
On my hands
And my clothes
In the middle of the sidewalk or the parking structure
In a bag around my wrist as I walk around my neighborhood
And once (and only once) on my couch (ugh)
Bath time (yes I jump in with her...don't judge)
And yet, it's totally worth it
For the time every evening when she plops on my lap with her bone to cuddle
Or falls asleep laying on my legs
For how happy she always is to see me, regardless of how my day is
And the excited little yips that she makes when I come home every day
For the little stretches that she does every morning when she wakes up
And her love of her little blue octopus toy
For the way she loves to hide in between my legs, because she knows I'll protect her
And how sweet and friendly she is with dogs and people
For every time someone tells me that she's the cutest puppy they've ever seen
And every time I have to agree with them.
I know that being a mama to my little puppy doesn't even begin to touch upon how simultaneously difficult and enriching it is to be a mama to a sweet baby
But I feel like my baby Booger has prepared me for mamahood in more ways than I even understand.
Note: I briefly posted my *before* diet pictures, only to decide that I'd prefer to have them up once I have a positive *after* picture to include with them. So wait a month or two and maybe I'll feel confident enough to put them up for good. Pin It