I had the pleasure of spending Saturday morning with Brooke and Lucy at a San Francisco bulldog meet up at Crissy Field beach, where I introduced myself to all the other doggie parents as Lucy's nanny :) "Cute" does not even begin to do this scenario justice. There ended up being about 20+ bulldogs from around the city running and playing and being generally coco bananas together. It. Was. Awesome.
Of course they made a bee line for the freezing cold water....and of course bulldogs sink like rocks when they don't have life vests on! And yes, even though I didn't manage to get a photo of it, there were bulldogs wearing life vests. Trust me, it was hilarious.
I was the resident scratching machine.
Holy hannah montana...That face...I can't even.
I truly love being Lucy's auntie but all of this time clocked in the dog world with her has me aching for a pup of my own. If my apartment building allowed animals, I'd have one in a heart beat.
But...that being said...
I've decided I'll continue to cherish every moment in my adorable apartment for another year (2012 just feels so right in that space) and then I'll either move into a larger, dog friendly place or I'll consider looking for a roommate/roommates to have a house with. This way, when I adopt my...wait for it...great dane (!!!) the gentle giant will have space to mull about. I'm so fortunate that my work allows dogs (can't you just picture a big ol' snuggler curled up at my feet all day? He'd make a great pillow for Lucy) and that there is a lovely park just a few blocks away where we can stretch our legs. Great danes actually make awesome apartment dogs since they are lazy as all heck and tire more easily. I've even gone so far as to find a rescue organization for Northern California! It's all happening, folks.
Emotionally, I am solidly ready to adopt a big goofy dog who needs a home. Now I just have to wait for the logistics to line up...
Lucy will suffice until then :)
Love and Light and snaggle teeth,