My plans to take wonderful big girl camera photos this weekend just faded away as the weekend unfolded. Also known as, I forgot.
Saturday was spent trying on bridesmaid dresses for my almost-SIL's upcoming wedding. It was fun to spend some time with the lovely girls and a bonus to get extra time with my favourite nephew, who by the way, loves it when I say "Want your ass wiped?" I'm a terrible influence.
Sunday Justin and I made the decision to visit the RSPCA, the animal shelter. As many of you know, Justin's dog Buffy passed away 2 weeks ago but none of you know that I also lost my beautiful Jack Russell a few months ago. It happened whilst we were on holidays overseas and I was, and still am, absolutely gutted that I wasn't there for her at the end. It was a very sudden and unexpected passing and it still breaks my heart to think about.
The decision to get another dog was not one I had to think twice about. I am through and through a dog-lover and absolutely need a dog in my life. It's just how I am. I have never met a dog that I haven't loved and been able to form a connection with. The issue was really when I would get another dog. Having moved in with Justin and having his parents' house attached to ours, I was uncertain about the timing of getting another dog. Mentally and emotionally it is time for me to get another dog but there are many people in this house to consider.
At the end of the day, we reached a decision to get a dog. We found a beautiful boy at the animal shelter today and if fate allows, we will be going back tomorrow to pick him up. If he has been adopted out by then, it just wasn't meant to be but I firmly feel this is the dog for me.
If you have any experience with rescue dogs, I would love to hear your advice if you have any to share! I believe it's the right thing to do, because they get such a bad rap and they just need loving homes.
I hope you all had a lovely and productive weekend! If anyone would like to come over and do my university readings for me and put together a shelving unit, I'd be entirely grateful! ;)
And a completely unrelated photo for your viewing pleasure - a sneak preview of the engagement party photos!!