Today J. and I became puppy parents!
We adopted 3 month old Emmett from Pima Animal Control, which was a less than happy place – very minimal, fairly crowded – and you know that some of the dogs aren’t going to get adopted, and then it is pretty much the end for them. Our Emmett is a pit bull / boxer, so we have our work cut out for us helping him to be a fun and friendly dog, but also helping other people overcome their assumptions and fears about pit bulls.
We have been thinking in broad hypotheticals about getting a dog. We had been thinking about adopting a pup at some vague point in the future – somewhere between learning how to regularly water our rosemary bush and having kids. We had also been talking some about our (my?) tendency to over plan major life decisions.
For instance we have no interest in having kids right now. And yet for a whiel we had been measuring out how long to stay in Tucson since we know that graduate school will take ever so many years (and who wants to have kids when they are in school), and then it takes a few years to start a career (cause who wants to have kids when you are makinhg your grand grown up debut in the world), and then weow, we would need to have kids cause one’s we’d be in our mid 30’s (and who wants to have kids too old). We found ourselves somehow making life choices for the here and know based around having kids, even though the whoel point of not having kids right now was to not have to make decisions based around kids right now.
We’ve come to realize that the honest truth is that we have no idea when we will have kids, cause really there is never an ideal time. All we know is that we are not having them now.
And it turns out that maybe the timing for pets isn’t something we can map out years ahead of time either. Cause as I’m writing this a furry little creature is napping on my lap.
And since he is so freakin cute, I’m gonna end this post and go hang out with him.