In 8th grade I was incredibly lonely. I didn't have many friends, my brothers didn't think it was much fun to be with me anymore (thank you Lord that this has changed!), and I was just very lonely.
And so began my quest to convince my parents to get a puppy or a sister. Preferably a sister, but a puppy would take 2nd place. My friend and I made my parents a taco dinner haha and I presented a PowerPoint presentation to them with all the reasons for us to get a dog. Oh, and a very heartfelt letter that made them cry. That was the kicker.
So in May, 2005, Chloe joined our family! I was elated. Absolutely elated. She was a puff of fur and was adorable. I was with her constantly that summer, and she really did help fill the void I felt.
I grew up a little bit, though, and made more friends that weren't dogs. :) And Chloe just wasn't quite at the top of my list anymore.
This spring, however, I've spent alot more time with my puppy girl. We've been going on long walks, and she's been keeping me company when I'm at home alone. I realized yesterday when I was on a walk just how lucky I am to have such a sweet, obedient dog. And just how much I'm going to miss her when I leave in the fall!
Thank you for being my faithful companion, Chloe-girl! You've been a sweet friend all these years, even when I forgot how special you are!