In two weeks, Harry is getting a roommate.
A very furry roommate.
He doesn’t know it yet…and he won’t until the second before it happens, so please, Internet, let’s keep this between us…but in 10 sleeps we will retrieve this new family member…who is coming in miniature schnauzer + dachshund form.
Seriously, right? I don’t know if you’re getting this, but girlfriend has a little mohawk. Oh yes she does.
I’m very excited (very!) but also a little nervous.
I’ve never really had a dog before. (Or, apparently I had two when I was too young to remember and my sister had one a few years later that I barely remember.) So I don’t really know what’s about to happen.
Also, confession, I’ve always been fairly scared of dogs. And now, I’m about to get over this fear.
Harry has been wanting (and begging for) a puppy for quite a while now. He is in love with his grandparents’ dog and really wants a canine sibling of his own. But I wasn’t sure. Besides the two above reasons, I just figured this would end up being my dog, or James’ dog, and I’m not the one who is making promises to do all my reading, and all my chores and keeping a clean room forever and ever and ever if I could just please please please have a dog.
But then, out of nowhere, Jenny said something about Austin Pets Alive and I went to check them out. Holy crap, those dogs are cute. And for the record, APA is serious about its pets. Austin is serious about its pets. We went through the process…and almost got the second cutest dog ever, a dog called Skillet. However, after lots of conversations and a home visit, it seemed Skillet wasn’t the right puppy for us. When I got the news, I cried. Like ugly cry, cried. And that’s when I knew I was right there with Harry. I also really wanted a puppy.
So this is happening.
To be clear, this is Harry’s dog. He will name her. He will take care of her (in theory). But I can’t wait to hang out with her too…and if she’s into riding around in a purse, I’m totally up for that.
In ten days, we are going to pick up this little girl and bring her home. Just like Harry, she was born in Houston, but she’s now going to join us in doing her part to keep Austin weird. Or, at least just south of weird.
This also means I will no longer be the only girl in the house.
And I can’t wait.