With all of these issues, I couldn’t wrap my head around why anyone in their right mind would think of owning a dog. This all changed, however, once I spent this past week dog-sitting a 6-month-old puppy named Titan. A bit ironic that I would’ve agreed to this in the first place, but I figured I’d give it a shot. From the start, there was no denying the beauty of this Alaskan Klee Kai, Malamute, Husky mix. With one eye brown and one eye icy blue, Titan was a true stunner…but I was still skeptical about whether he’d be able to win my heart by the end of the week.
It took him a little time, and lots of cheese bribes, to warm up to me. But once he did, he would follow me around everywhere! I had to admit it was bit endearing. What wasn’t endearing was that Titan would get a little nervous whenever I broke out his leash to take him outside. This resulted in him peeing inside…multiple times a day. That inconvenience seemed to fade away, however, every time Titan rolled on his back just begging for a belly rub. Or when he would take long afternoon naps, but awake with a groggy, derpy face whenever he heard me get up and thought I’d possibly be leaving him. No matter the time or how tired this dog was, he would always get up to follow me. It was kinda precious.
Throughout the week, I was so amused by teaching Titan how to do “Paw” and enjoyed my forced WFH breaks every 3 hours or so to take him out. I also brought him to the beach, which was really just adorable (and made for some great photos!) But I realized I was in too deep when I noticed that I couldn’t wait to get home anytime I left Titan in the house because I knew he’d be so excited to see me again! His little tail would wag like crazy and he’d jump all over me…it never failed to make me smile. Who had I become?!
After this week, I understand the appeal of having a dog. They’re built-in best buds who will unconditionally love you and always need you. I never thought I’d have such a change of heart, but I genuinely miss little Titan following me around and I’m more open minded to someday getting my own little buddy.
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