Alex 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.
Having 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.