I had such high hopes at the beginning of the year that this would be a great reading year and I would get back on track with blogging... And here we are in May and I am not doing either and have been slacking since about March. So, I lasted two whole months! It makes me wonder if I should even make these goals any more because I obviously cannot keep them up. Somewhere in my life, reading started to take a back seat. I go days without even picking up a book. It's just so bizarre! Actually, if I didn't do Book Tours for TLC Book Tours... I wouldn't have really read or blogged at all. They at least mean I finish books!
I think it is just my life has taken a different direction. If it is a nice day then I do not want to be inside with a book. I want to be outside going for a walk or finding a new place to have a photo expedition. Which lead to me finally deciding I am ready to have a dog again. I had my childhood dog up to 2007 when she got a tumour in her stomach and I had to put her down. That was a terrible time for me! We took her to one vet who told me the dog was fine and then to a second vet that told me she was suffering and there was nothing they could do. I just felt so guilty for a very long time. But, we have moved and while it is not the perfect set-up we were looking for, the road here is still really busy, I started dog-searching.
It is really hard! At first we did not agree on a breed at all. I have only ever had big dogs and did not want a third cat. So, after getting very frustrated, we decided to foster dogs instead. We are getting our first one tomorrow, so anyone that follows me on Instagram and such will see dog pictures instead of a million pictures of the cats. (Although, it is nice for the second day in a row, so you may actually see some variety now that I can go outside!) I was getting frustrated with the foster people, too. They seem to not like the fact that we have cats. And, I think they wanted me to take little, yappy dogs. Just because I have cats doesn't mean I need the dog to be the same size! But, we seem to have reached a point where we are agreeing now. Yay! This is the first foster dog (not my picture):
The funny thing is that after telling me we could only have 'little dogs'... The guy and I found a dog that we both like and I filled out adoption papers. I only showed her to him on a whim. I was shocked when he asked if I had applied! (This was before we found out we were getting a foster dog.) So, I am not sure how long fostering will last. Ideally I would like to find a dog to keep, but also keep fostering because there are so many dogs that need temporary homes. We will see what happens...
And, I guess I wanted to talk about dogs today... I am really excited about tomorrow.