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Dogs Are A Girl’s Best Friend

About a year ago, I learned about two dogs in need of a home.

My significant other and I had been dog-free for a while and had intended to stay that way for a while more—mostly because of our 21-year-old cat, Low Fat Cat. She doesn’t get around as well as she used to, and we thought introducing new pets to the household might be too much stress for her.

But it turns out that I am a total sucker for cute animals in need of a home, so I talked to my significant other and we agreed to try. To see if Low Fat Cat could accept the presence of two dogs. On paper, it seemed like it would be fine. These two dogs were small and not puppies and had lived with cats in the past, so I thought if she could accept any dogs, it would probably be these two.

I was right. It took a couple of days days (Fine. It was four days.) before she would get near them, but now most of my evenings are spent like this:

So a year ago, we welcomed Scrappy Doo and Snoop Dogg to our home, and they have just been adorable little bundles of love and joy ever since.

We could not love these dogs more. (Seriously. You should hear my significant other baby talk the boys. It’s just so damn cute.)

Even when they’re doing things like scouring the backyard for rabbit poop to eat. Or on said search finding and eating half of a dead giant grasshopper’s body (the ass end, in case you were curious) only to later throw up partially digested bits of grasshopper ass on the carpet (under a chair, even, because in the middle of the tile floor in the kitchen wouldn’t have been any fun).

The neighbors are probably a little sick of hearing us exclaim, “Oh my God, you’re so cute!” over and over again, but they’re just going to have to adjust. Some things can’t be helped.

Because they’re just that cute.

But you don’t have to take my word for it. Here now, for your viewing pleasure, are a few of my favorite snapshots from our first year together.

Scrappy Doo, in desperate need of a haircut
Snoop Dogg at the dog beach
Scrappy Doo, hard at work
Snoop Dogg, practicing his favorite yoga pose, downward sleeping dog
Dogs are my co-authors

Even though it’s only been a year, it feels like they have been a part of our family forever. I don’t know what the next year will bring, but I can’t wait to find out what adventures we’ll have.