My husband is a dog lover. Like, hard core dog lover. He got his very own dog for Christmas when he was 17 and she was part of the deal when we got married. I was horrified at first, but then fell in love with our sweet Molly Brown. She died from kidney disease almost four years ago and Brett has had a hole in his heart ever since. He has looked at dogs online from breeders ever since, but I was just not in a hurry for another creature to take care of! Lord knows I have my hands full as it is.
Over Christmas break we dog sat for some friends and Emersyn fell in love with having a pet. The dog slept with her, Emersyn fed her, took her on walks, etc. When the dog went home after her owners returned, Emersyn sobbed for days, especially at bed time when she would miss her buddy.
That triggered something in my mama heart and I decided that I could handle having a doggy if it meant that my husband and daughter would be so so happy.
We decided to adopt a pet from a pet society at the mall. They have some really neat services and make pet ownership very easy. The food is even delivered to your house every month! We initially looked at a very small Yorkie Poo named Enzo....he was darling but ultimately just too small for our family. Then I got a picture of "Coco" and we decided to go meet her.
The only night we could find to go see Coco was on Valentine's Day! We headed to the mall and met her and it was love at first sight! She is a MaltiPoo (Maltese and Poodle) and is just darling! She is 8 months old and still a puppy but pretty much house broken and very sweet. The adoption process took a few days so we couldn't take Coco home that night which made Emersyn very sad.
We weren't in love with the name Coco so we decided to change it to Margo. It's kind of silly but there's a character on the movie "Christmas Vacation" named Margo and there is this one part that always makes Brett and I laugh where the husband says Margo's name funny and we have known for awhile that when we got a dog, we wanted to name her Margo. Of course, I leaned towards an E name but then realized that Molly had been an M name, Margo would keep up the trend. :)
We got Margo last Wednesday and it's been an adventure for sure. The kids love her and so do Brett and I. It's a fun new chapter in our lives!