We adopted a dog! Maggie is a 4-year-old chow mix and she is so sweet.
We marvel at how lucky we are to have found such a calm, well-behaved dog and I’m really, really glad we got an adult dog that didn't need potty training. She doesn’t chew on things, she rarely barks, she’s never had an accident inside, she doesn't eat human food, she doesn’t care about toys, she rarely whines, she doesn’t seem interested in houseplants, she only goes on grass or wood chips, she's good about not getting on furniture, she doesn't slobber, she doesn't let her tongue hang out, she doesn't often lick faces or jump on people, and she loves attention but can settle down on her own when we’re busy. Plus, she's just so cute and entertaining!
I worried about how a dog would fit into our life, but Maggie showed up and continually brings out the best in us. Having Maggie as part of the family has helped us have more balance—I think we surpassed our last year's number of walks in the first few weeks. We've learned a lot about dog care and she entertains us and sweetens our life every day. Adopting Maggie was a good choice and the top highlight of 2021.