Well, it has been a long time coming, but we finally got a dog at Spring Bird. Even though we had been talking about it for years and have spent hours scrolling through Petfinder, getting a dog seemed to happen so quickly. We went to a shelter in Huntley and fell in love with Lucy right away. She greeted each of us and gave kisses and belly rubs away readily.
As someone who never had a dog growing up, it has been such a joy to watch my kids interact with a dog. While there is such joy in having a dog, we are also learning so much about how best to train her. In response, we have had to adjust some of our behaviors. My desire to walk more regularly has been pushed to the forefront with multiple walks a day with Lucy. We are keeping the floors picked up and sock free, and I'm finally getting the help I've always wanted in the kitchen keeping the floor clean - thanks to Lucy!
I'm looking forward to learning how having a dog will affect how we experience the seasons. Like having a baby, having a dog is helping me to see the world through different eyes. She is so curious! I am also quite enjoying having a companion and cuddly friend.
Below is a comic introducing Lucy to you! I hope you like it!!!!
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Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.