Saturday, September 27, 2008

Say Hello to My Not-So-Little Friend

Confession: I didn't even want a dog. It wasn't that I don't adore the four legged friends, but Mark and I weren't even living together yet and I knew I would get stuck taking care of one, feeding it, potting training it, parenting it. Truth be told, I wasn't ready to be a mommy. Mark, on the other hand, couldn't live another day without one. Every night he would come over and research the heck out of different breeds and post pictures on my desktop. This is typical of my husband when he wants something.

One day he actually got me to agree to just "go look" at one with him. If you are smarter than I am, then you know what happened next. It was a classic story of girl meets puppy, girl can't put puppy down, puppy has found himself a new home. Yes, I am a sucker, but this is what I was up against...

He stole my heart in such a way that if I couldn't have him, a piece of me would have just died right there. But luckily, this was all in Mark's master scheme and we were actually not just there for a visit, but to pick up our new puppy and take him home! He was so so tiny! Here we are on his first field trip outdoors.

Though the first few days/weeks/months were tough and chaotic, Diezel (named after Mark's favorite basketball player, Shaq Diezel) brought so much joy to our family and became a much needed playmate for my nephew's dog who was also living with us.

Fast forward 3 years later and you would hardly recognize my little lap dog. Diezel is... uh, well, here's Diezel...

Clearly, he has grown. And so has our relationship. I would describe our current relationship like that of a big sister and her pesky little brother. He gets in to all my stuff, wants whatever I am eating, and follows me all around the house to the point where I am constantly tripping over him. Just like a little brother, he can be quite a little nuisance, but just like a little brother, I love him. We always celebrate this day every year because this is the day we became a party of 3. Happy anniversary Diezel!

5 comments:

Jen and Bern said...

SO CUTE!!!! I remember seeing Diezel for the first time and thought, wow, he's a big pug! So cute. Enjoy your time with your not-so-little-friend!!!!

Savvy Mode SG said...

ooooohhhhh, just darling. have fun being a mommy.

nita said...

omg!sooo cute!

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.reese. said...

aaaaaaw! i luv him! hehe. dogster?

Married2MrWright said...

OMG I love him! We have two pugs of our own, Regina (4 yrs) and Luigi (8 mos) and they are the lights of our lives. There's nothing better than a snuggly pug!