Yesterday after school, Cooper and I headed to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society to check out their dogs. We looked at each and every one of them...and it was honestly one of the most fun things we have done in a while. Cooper had a blast! He would walk up to every cage and say, "Hey, buddy!" in the sweetest voice I have ever heard. The facility was amazing...so clean and open and it didn't smell at all! It was so easy to look at all of their pets and everyone there was so helpful. It was a really wonderful experience, whether we take a dog home from there or not.
But...there's a chance that we may end up adopting from there, since Cooper absolutely fell in love with this little guy:
His name is Shannon, which naturally led me to believe he was a female. Remember how I said we would be getting a girl dog no matter what? Well, I guess I was just bluffing. I'm still unsure if he is the perfect dog for our family, but if we do decide to adopt him, he will be getting a new home and a new name. Cooper has an aunt named Shannon, so that would be a little weird. Not to mention the fact that Shannon is a girl's name.
Anyhow, he sat huddled and shivering in this corner the entire time. Occasionally, he would throw us those sad puppy eyes. He must be a pro. The reason he was shivering in the corner was because he had just been neutered that morning and was still coming off the anesthesia. He won't even be available for adoption until later today. He just got to the shelter, so the only thing the people there knew about him was that he is six years old. So, we are going to try to go back tomorrow to let Cooper play with him and see if he is a fit. Of course, that is if he's still there when we are able to go. Say a little prayer for us! Even though I really, really wanted a girl dog, if this dog loves Cooper as much as Cooper already loves him then I know that this is the perfect dog for us!
This writer would love to make her favorite hobby her full-time job...
...but I am a wife and mother, just trying to make it through parenthood (like so many others out there). And that is what this blog centers around: My family. I try to make my mundane, every day experiences as entertaining and well-written as possible. This mom job is tough...and I will never claim that I am doing it right. But I am trying my best, learning as I go and chronicling our adventures as a family in the process. It is the most important and rewarding job I will ever have. Being a parent might be the source of my writer's block...but there is honestly nothing else I would rather write about!