Last week Jackson turned 4. So I did what all good Mommy's do, I got him a puppy. Yeah I know, just what every 4 year old needs. What really happened is that I was volunteering at an event for the local animal shelter, SCRAPS, and saw this little puppy. The second I held him I just had a feeling that he was our puppy. After a bargaining session with my husband (3 weekends of mountain climbing in exchange for the dog) and a 4 day wait to get the puppy while he got neutered and I was out of town, we had ourselves a dog. And since we picked it up on Jackson’s birthday it just seemed like it was his birthday present. Besides, Jackson needs a little buddy to lie on the floor and play with and to someday run around the yard with.
Our new pup, Loki, seems to be a pretty smart little dog. He is a mix of German Shepherd, Lab, and Rottweiler. He is gentle, sweet, cuddly and has these hilarious bursts of energy every night around 7 p.m. Jackson fell in love with Loki and Loki fell in love with Jackson right from the start. But Jackson has had his “get this dog out of here moments.” We had a few days of him being grouchy and moody. I think the adjustment was a little tough on him. Mommy was spending a lot of time with Loki which made him jealous. This week Jackson is back to his happy self and Loki is doing a very good job of being “gentle” with Jackson. There are less nibbles on his feet and more licks on his hands. This morning Loki walked over to Jackson, who was sitting on the floor, and started licking his ear, much to Jackson’s giggling delight. I think those two are going to be good buddies one day, and I am looking forward to watching that friendship grow.
"Of all the things that wisdom provides to help one live one's entire life in happiness, the greatest by far is the possession of friendship."