I have always loved October for a multitude of reasons. My first flight to visit David in college was in October, he proposed to me in October, we got married in October. As much as I love October for all the things celebrating our love what I love about it more is that it's National Adopt a Shelter Dog month.
Finn came into our lives during a whirlwind time. Too be honest I wasn't entirely sure I was ready for the care and responsibility it took to be a dog owner. He needed vaccinations, grooming, quality food and that's just naming a few things!
What he needs though and what he has given me are unparalleled. I curse his hair, his breath downright reeks but my god does he know how to love. He loves me so much more than he loves himself and sometimes I am just not worthy of it.
One day I will walk into a rescue and say I want the dog that's been here the longest. Sight unseen. It's been a dream of mine -- granted the dog will have to be good with children. If I pass down one trait to my children I hope it is the unwavering love of animals. They honestly make this world a better place to live in.
So hug your pet today and if you feel so inclined check out your local shelters to see if there is any dog that would be a perfect addition to your family.
I can't imagine life without our Finn.
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