Audrey and I get along very well. The COVID-19 world was too much of a shift from our previous life where we spent upwards of 90% of time together. However, I am surprised at how much joy Poppy has injected into our reality. She just can’t help it. She has this amazing personality, curiosity, and excitement for almost everything. She is extremely loving and cute on top of it all. She loves, and thrives on being loved. We really couldn’t have asked for a better dog than what we got–we are pretty damn lucky.
We have been pretty against getting a dog due to the amount we traveling and moving we have done over the years, but COVID-19 has changed all that. Opening up a window where we would consider inviting another soul into our world. I am very thankful we did. She instantly changed the mood of the house. We had dealt with so much death lately that we couldn’t quite see how far we had sunk, and I don’t think there was any other cure for what ailed us besides Poppy. Having a joyous loving puppy in our lives is exactly what we need to cuddle with when thinking about the loved ones we have lost, and to lick our faces in the morning to remind us to get up and seize the day, or at least go outside for a pee.