Yes we finally did it. It was a hard decision to make and of course you worry and ask yourself a million questions, like is it too soon are we ready for this. So we took a trip to North Carolina and picked up our new addition to our family. Patton named of course after “General Patton” joined our family last month. I have been a little hesitant to write about her because there is always that worry now in the back of my mind, what if something happens to her?
Of course there was the fear of going through the heartache we did when Gunny got sick. I will always miss her, she holds a special place in my heart still. I can honestly say I know it was the right thing to do at the right time. We needed to fill that empty spot she left, and Patton was the right girl for the job.
Our charming little devil and I say that with tongue in cheek is making herself right at home. She is extremely feisty and strong willed. My poor Annabelle was not expecting to be pounced on by a puppy, and after a few initial confrontations the girls are getting along very well.
We took Annabelle with us to make sure they would get along and that she would be alright with a new addition. She did surprisingly well and it was an enjoyable drive home. Although I do have to say that should we ever take a long trip with Annabelle again I will invest in some beano for her as we drove at least half of the time with the windows open.
Everyone is in love with our little devil who has taken over our house. I forgot how much work a puppy was. But she is well worth it. In between work, school and everyone else I am greeted at the door when I arrive home from work by my two girls, each different and special in their own way. Patton looks at me with her silly little face and I melt inside. I love my bulldogs, having had other dogs throughout my life there silliness can't help but make you laugh.
I have found my laughter again. It is something my family depends on and I do as well. Life does not always give us what we expect but it is how we find our way during adversity that counts.