so jeff and i came together oh so many years ago, each with dog.
mine was a devoted lab mix who was, admittedly, a mama's boy. he was sweet and protective and a joy to have around.
my life will forever be changed because porter was a part of it.
jeff's dog was a loving, aloof chow mix with fur as red /orange as it comes, and who was smart and attentive. he even let us get away with calling him graham cracker chow-chow biscuit...
again, we are better people because we loved him.
we are dog people...
we've been without both of our beloved animals now going on a year and a half.
in the deep, dark, depths of winter, we started looking at the alaska dog and puppy rescue website.
you know, just dipping the toes in, looking at doggie mug shots to see if our hearts were ready.
today, jeff came home with this handsome boy.
my heart keeps reminding me how hard it was to say good by to those devoted 4-legged friends. luckily, my head remembered the alfred lord tennyson poem;
"tis better to have love and lost,
then never to have loved at all."
i guess we're back in the game.