For the longest time, I’ve just been a girl with a KittyCow.
But when I moved into a place of my own, I could not help but feel as if there was space for one more. Initially, being the consummate cat person that I am, I thought maybe I would get another cat or kitten to go along with the Cow. But the more I thought about it, the less I liked the idea of getting another cat. My kittycow has been an only child and I didn’t think I would enjoy having another cat as much as I enjoy having the Cow around.
Plus, being a single girl, I really didn’t want to be that single girl with tons of cats around.
Much to everyone’s surprise, I began to wonder what it would be like to have a dog. Once the idea got into my head, I found it hard to shake it out. So, instead I spent weeks scouring the internet trying to figure out just what breed of dog might be right for me. Then I began looking through local shelters and online ads offering dogs of all ages and sizes. My major criteria were that the dog was of a breed that would remain small and that it had to be fluffy and cute.
And quite honestly I can tell you…
That I fell in love.
I had the name of Cupcake picked out long before I got him. The second name I had been considering was Sprinkles but I thought Cupcake sounded more masculine. Not everyone agrees with me on this but that’s fine by me. I got to choose the name and I knew from the start that I wanted a male dog.
With every day that goes by, I have to say that I’m surprised by how much I love him. He’s sweet, playful and a truly jolly little fellow. The Cow doesn’t like him but she doesn’t really like anyone. He tries to play with her and she sometimes plays back. I have high hopes that they will get used to one another but I’m not rushing it nor am I forcing them to like one another. There is a large learning curve ahead for me as I have to house-train the puppy as well as train him in all the little things one likes their dog to know. But I know he will be a good boy. He learned his name in a couple of days. The rest… will just take time.