Please excuse me while I pause for Puppies. Mostly because, well, I have three, they are a big part of all the things, and I cannot stop taking pictures of them. Also because, well. Puppies.
I’d start at the very beginning, but I’d rather start in the middle. My middle girl was actually my first dog. Our Old Lady didn’t start as mine, she started off with just my Partner in Crime, but we got Zoe Kayleigh together. She’s four, sweet as pie, a little serious at times, but a genuinely lovely happy girl. She’s also a contortionist, the best hiker I’ve ever seen, and gives the best morning snuggles.
We adopted her from a picture of her because the second I saw it, I knew she was already ours. When we got her, we were trying to decide between naming her Zoe and naming her Kayleigh, both strong awesome characters from Firefly. So, Zoe Kayleigh it became. I like middle names. I can yell them when the girls are in trouble. She’s a Beagle German Shepherd mix and luckily has the best traits of both breeds. Don’t you just want to snuggle that face? I do. So I’m going to go do that right now.