Alex, The Girl That Finally Tamed Me


I got my first dog in 2001 and up until that time having a good time meant going out and dancing until the club closed and not a minute before that.  I really did not want to get a dog, but my girlfriend insisted and pleaded so much that I gave in and we got Casey while on a vacation in Ecuador.

A year later we got our second dog, believe it or not at my insistence, Alex, and I started to notice that as time went by going out on a Friday or Saturday night was not as important as before and that  instead I looked forward to dinner at home, followed by movies we rented while Casey and Alex slept either next to us on the couch or their bed.  Yes, I was happy staying at home.  Unbelievable, but true.

Time went by, and now days my dancing nights have greatly declined.  I can count on one hand the times I go out dancing in a year.  Talk about decline:)Don’t take me wrong, I still love to go out dancing and that probably will never change, but spending my evenings with Alex at home tops what I used to enjoy the most.

I am a firm believer that people, animals, events, etc., can greatly change a person’s life and in my case my dogs helped me settle down.  I truly believe that no other being would have been able to accomplish what my dogs did without a good fight from my part.  I did not fight this change in my life.  To my surprise, I embraced it.

Casey, my first dog is gone, but Alex is still with me and about to turn 10 in a couple of days.  Alex, my beautiful pit mix girl, finally tamed me.  For that and so much more, I love you Alex.

4 responses to “Alex, The Girl That Finally Tamed Me

  1. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    Sweet story. I saw what a comfort my sister’s dog was when her dear husband died unexpectedly. I stayed with her for 2 weeks. Upon returning home, I asked H2 if I could get a dog. He wasn’t inclined. “Okay then. I’ll get a dog when you die,” I said. And now, our pooch Angus is the love of his life.

    • I am sorry about your sister’s loss. Omg, I cannot believe you said that:) I was laughing so hard when I read it. I am glad Angus is the love of his life:) I think that there are times when dogs do things for us that no other being could and I am so grateful for having Alex:)

  2. Awhh that’s so sweet! I have a dog and two kids, but neither one of them make me want to stay home instead of going out dancing:)

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