Today is Lola’s seven year anniversary with us. I can’t believe we’ve been together for so long.
This dog has truly changed my life. I met her at a time when I was feeling a little lonely in a new city and a little overwhelmed in a graduate program I wasn’t sure I wanted to be in. There is just something special about spending time with a dog that makes me so happy.
|oh, puppy Lola, I miss getting to pick you up.|
I know Lola will always be special to us in our lives. She was the first dog either of us had as adults, and she has been an integral part of our relationship. When I think of our first years dating or living in that shady house in the north valley or our grandparents dying or moving to Santa Fe or getting married, she has been with us through it all.
She is the smartest and most sensitive dog I’ve ever known, and when I’m upset or scared, she surprises me with her ability to seemingly understand how I’m feeling and comfort me. I know this dog would walk into to traffic for me and protect me with her life.
I’ve always said life is so much happier with a dog around, and Lola brightens my day everyday. She is always reminding me that work can wait, housecleaning can wait, all that practical stuff can wait because now is the best time to have some fun and run free. Her enthusiasm is infectious.
Cheers to my sweet girl . Boof, long life, happy living!