Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gratuitous pictures of my dog

I love my dog. I love her SO MUCH!! She is spirited and sometimes willful and pushy, sweet, funny, loving, affectionate, smart, beautiful, unusual looking, and above all, HAPPY.

She's changed my life in such a positive way since I first got her on August 1, 2012. I used to be shy and feel very awkward around people, but with Lulu, I immediately have something to talk about with the people I meet. People will often initiate conversations with me about her, but incredibly, if I have Lulu with me, I find myself chatting people up ALL THE TIME without even thinking about it!

I've made friends since I've had her and hang out with them regularly at the dog park and really truly enjoy their company. I almost never feel like, "Oh, god, when can I go home?" I get an hour to an hour and a half of exercise every day because Lulu likes her walks and keeps me on a pretty strict schedule. If it wasn't for her, I doubt I'd get much exercise at all because it's too cold in the winter, too windy in the spring, too hot in the summer... And I hate working out in a gym.

Lulu sleeps with me at night and cuddles with me in the mornings, she licks the tears off my face when I'm having a meltdown, she comes to check on me every time I swear. She brings me her toys when I'm sitting on the couch, not so that I'll toss them for her, but simply because she seems to want me to have them, like she enjoys her toys so much and wants me to experience how awesome they are too. She melts my heart when she brushes her nose with her paws and looks at me with puppy eyes when she's feeling utterly content and happy, and makes me laugh when she does her "pretzel puppy" routine (rubbing her face and body along the bed or the couch, and then lays sideways on her face with her rump sticking straight up in the air and looking at me with wild eyes and doing that excited panting that dogs do).

In conclusion, I love and am in love with my dog. She turned two years old on April 10, and to celebrate, I took her to work to take pictures of her in the bluebonnets. Here are a few of my favorite.

She's got a beautiful build. So streamlined and elegant. I love to watch her run.

Someone stopped us in PetSmart one day and said, "She should be on TV!" And I thought... WHERE CAN I FIND AN AGENT
This one is my favorite!
Always staring off into the distance, looking for something to chase.
Don't eat the bluebonnets!
My pretty girl.
I think she has a noble profile.
"Time to go home and get a trea-- Look, BIRDS!!"

I think we can all agree that she's the cutest dog in the world. :-)

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