Big changes going on in my household! Steve and I welcomed a second dog into our family a month ago. Our new puppy is a blue merle rough coat collie named Caleb. He’s just like his big brother Yoshi! They are related- just a few generations apart. We have been contemplating the idea of a second dog for many months, and decided now would be a great time to start. I knew it would be tough (anyone who has raised a puppy knows this), but I’ve been enjoying the fact that I can be home all day for training and play.


Our first dog, Yoshi, is 7 years old and I’ve had him since he was a 12-week-old baby. He is truly the best & sweetest boy ever. Raising him has been a wonderful experience. We’ve been through a lot together like moving, heartbreaks, celebrations, and major life changes. You are all probably thinking this is crazy, it’s just a dog… but it’s the 100% truth. Yoshi has changed my life for the better.  I sometimes feel like I’m not the one taking care of him, he’s taking care of me.


The past month has been wild! Caleb is a ball of energy and is still learning the ropes.  He loves to bite everything and is completely obsessed with our house plant’s leaves and dirt!  Lucky for him, he’s got the best mentor in Yoshi =)  I have no doubt he will grow up to be an amazing adult.


My working from home days are starting to get more back to normal now that we are all in the swing of things. The workday now involves watching the puppy and make sure he’s not getting into any trouble and more time outside- which is nice for all of us.


I’m so excited to see the relationship grow between these guys.


I’ve been feeling extra grateful lately to be able to bring in a second dog into our family. It’s amazing to have the privilege to stay home with them and spend the time for training and getting the two dogs acquainted properly. It is a privilege! Even though I’ve worked for years for this opportunity to freelance full-time, it’s still a gift in my eyes.


“Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never owned a dog.”


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