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My Journey Through Life With Alex

IMG_4315I recently read one of my favorite blogs, Marking Our Territory by Will and Eko, and although I’ve never met them, I felt a sense of fellowship with Will.  Why?  He wrote that Eko, Will’s dog, is his anchor.  Alex, my pit bull mix girl, teaches me every day to appreciate the little things that I know would go unnoticed if she were not to be in my life.  I am a better person because of her, although to be quite honest if you were to ask Alex she’d say, “My mom is a work in progress,” and she’d be right.

IMG_5099If I were to try to enumerate all the things I do because of Alex, I’d probably have a nice thick book, but here are just a few of them:

  • I don’t feel guilty about taking naps anymore
  • I don’t go clubbing 3 times a week and instead I spend time at home with my girlfriend, Cynthia, our dogs Alex and Bella
  • Cynthia and I argue every blue moon.  Before we had dogs, and this is the truth, we argued like cats and dogs
  • I cook for Alex, and let me remind you that I hate to cook.  This is something Cynthia points out to me with a big smile on her face

Alex has been my canine companion for almost 12 years, and you know what?  I’ve been very lucky to have her in my life.  Will said that Eko is his anchor.  Well, Alex is the one being that finally got me to settle down, and that was something that I never thought would be possible.  A big thanks to all the dogs in my life for their love, loyalty, patience, and so much more.

Alex, My Almost 12-Year-Old Canine Companion

12soon1Alex is our second dog and she’ll be turning 12 on May 5th.  We got her when she was a little over 3 months old.  At that time, I never knew nor imaged how much she would change my life, but she did and I am glad and grateful for that.  Here are just a few of the positive changes Alex brought to my life:

  • Before Alex, fun to me was going out to the club and partying until it closed.  Nowadays, fun is staying at home watching a movie with Cynthia and Alex.
  • Temper – When I used to get mad, it was hard for me to cool off.  Alex is the only being that can get me within seconds from being angry to being calm.
  • Anger barometer – Alex can tell when I am getting angry even before I realize it myself.  She’d sit by me and look straight at my face until I look at her while her whole body shivers.  When Cynthia wants to know if I am angry, all she has to do is tell Alex to get close to me and that girl gives me up every single time.

12soon2Having a dog can change your life, like in my case, but please understand that this is also a big commitment.  When your dog stops being a cute puppy, and when you have to move, she is still your dog, and your responsibility for she is not something disposable, but rather a living, breathing being.  The amazing love and loyalty she gives you must and need to be reciprocated.