Early Christmas Presents

Like many around the world, I get excited at Christmas coming this Sunday. I am well past being a child, but my childlike wonder and love for the holiday haven’t wavered from my youth. I still love giving and receiving gifts. I got a couple recently that I wanted to share.

First off, Facebook named me a rising creator this week!

The second one, which I am over the moon about, is this girl here. I’m pleased to introduce a new member of the family: Cookie!

We lost our last pup, Lucy, on Thanksgiving Day 2021. It was sad, but she was 15 and had 6 years of love with Michelle and (later), me. A year later, Michelle had said she was ready to bring another dog into the home and share our love. Plus, our big boy, Bear, needed a new friend!

I have ALWAYS loved English Bulldogs. One of my life goals was to have one. I know they have a lot of health issues, but that doesn’t deter me. I would LOVE to have one by my side.

However, with everything going on, professionally mostly, having to deal with a dog’s health issues might be tough and not fair to any new dog we welcome. **We do senior rescue, because these wonderful animals are often overlooked. We love them and they are great for out lifestyle – already housebroken and often very loving.

So Michelle proposed a compromise – Cookie. A terrier and English Bulldog mix. We saw her and instantly fell in love. It took her a few days to get acclimated, but she comes to work and loves kisses (and treats – her grandma spoils her!). She’s 8 and she has a November birthday, like me (the 13th!). I love her and am so glad she’s here.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, and here’s to a great 2023!

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