“My name’s Kaiesha & I’m a dog lover” was the sarcy comment I was met with from Niall when I showed him a video of a dog jumping up on a sofa and falling between. You know the one. And he’s right. Putting me in a situation where I’d be near a dog 18 months ago would’ve been met with “keep it far away” or “don’t let it jump up at me”. Niall himself has had me standing behind him in fear of his family dog, and now I’m on my way to being best friends with said dog. I’m pushing it a little…
If you’re one of the people who gushed about or showed me a picture/video of their dog prior late 2016, unless it was a puppy, I was probably pretty bored. Sorry. I’d maybe respond with a general “aww”, but inside my thought process was “when will this video be over?” It just didn’t interest me to see pictures of a family dog growing up or a general video of them. But now, I’m a changed woman and Niall’s right, I’m on my way to becoming a dog lover.
I can’t wait to show Niall the latest cute or funny picture/video I’ve taken and if anybody brings up dogs, I can’t wait to get my phone out. I recorded a funny video the other day of my dog Lokko scared to leave my bedroom because of a Frenchie mug by the door. This was hilarious to me, and I couldn’t wait to share it with people around me. But, I do still have an awareness that some people will have the same attitude I used to have so I won’t be like it with every Tom, Dick & Harry as I still have that attitude about cats. Sorry, not sorry.
My brother is the reason behind my new-found love. He got his puppy Prin back in August 2016 and as soon as we saw her little face, my whole family and I were in love. Prin led to another new addition, Lilo. She led to our pup, Lokko and then came along 8 adorable little pups and we all fell in love all over again. Prin was the smallest when she first came to the family but newborn puppy size is a whole ‘nother story. They’re tiny, adorable & I literally can’t wait for a couple weeks’ time when they’re up on their feet and running around.
Our dog, Lokko has made me totally understand having love for a dog. I love my little floppy ears more than I can explain. Don’t get me wrong, I can get so mad at him, but he also makes me laugh & has the ability to make me so incredibly happy. I love how he’s sometimes my little shadow following me around the house. I love how he lies at the end of my bed then as soon as I leave he’s curled up by my pillows. And I love the way he greets me when I walk through the front door.
While reading this post, your thought process is probably along the lines of omg she’s gushing about her dog, how sad. And yes, if that makes me sad, I am sad.
I’m sure all you dog owners know how friendly fellow dog walkers can be and it’s great to not squirm when they walk past me nowadays. I’m not quite at the stage of approaching random people in the street to stroke their dog but it has become an everyday occurrence to have dogs around me. If they’re cute/calm I will put on my little dog voice and stroke them but I’m still very wary of dogs being yappy/vicious. I still don’t have time for that.
So that’s that, 2018 me is a dog lover and proud.