Dear Internets,
I would like to introduce Kota.













I have wanted a dog for a long time now, but always seemed to find an excuse not to get one. Not enough time. Not enough money. Blah. Blah. Blah.

A month or so ago I was out to dinner with a friend and we decided to stop in the nearby pet store beforehand. It was there that I fell in love and everything changed. I don’t remember what kind of puppy it was that I fell so hard for. I just remember he looked like a muppet and I couldn’t find his eyes under all his cute shaggy hair. I left knowing I wanted that puppy, but also knowing impulse purchasing a dog is a very bad idea.

Over dinner I repeated the many reasons why it wasn’t a good idea. But it was no good. The wall had been broken and I knew I was getting that puppy. As fate would have it, he already had a home. The little paper collar he whore meant that someone had already purchased him. I was crushed.

It was all for the best though. Once that wall of “no puppy” came crashing down, there was no rebuilding it.

The next week I downloaded the pet finder app on my phone and started the search for my new dog. It didn’t take me long to find Dakota (I’ve dropped the Da). And, not to sound cheesy or cliche, now I know that she is the dog I was meant to have. I love her so much its crazy.

She took a little while to warm up to her new home, but now that she has, there is no stopping her. At only 8lbs she can jump up on all the furniture by herself and got real close to getting on the kitchen counters.

I see many adventures ahead – and lots and lots of puppy shenanigans. But for now, I’m just so happy I found her 🙂

Side note – must remember to block off kitchen.

Since adopting Kota from the Humane Society I have learned so much more about the horrible conditions puppies in pet stores come from (hello puppy mills) and what a huge problem they are, especially in Ohio. It makes me so happy that just last week a new bill passed to create laws protecting animals in this situation. It is the first of it’s kind in Ohio (one of the few states that until previously had no such laws.) It doesn’t do nearly enough to protect the animals, but it’s a step in the right direction. I’m sure I’ll have a lot more on that later. For now I’m leaving on this note:


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