UPDATE: Lola was really lethargic and not eating her food today (Dec. 2nd) so we took her to the animal hospital. Turns out that she has the parvo virus. She probably contracted it at the pound, but it’s just now showing up. Please send your positive thoughts and/or prayers her way. She needs it :(.

If you follow me on twitter, then you know that I recently got a puppy. I’ve had puppy envy as long as I can remember. My family’s dog died when I was only 8, and we never got another one, so for a large part of my life I never had a pet. My sisters both have dogs, and that has made me have a serious infliction of dog-fever.

Luckily, if there is one thing that I am, I am persistent. After weeks of talking about the wonderful aspects of a dog, or saying “that wouldn’t have happened if we had a dog..” my parents caved in to my biggest wish.

Welcome home, Lola 🙂

On Saturday my parents and I went to a couple different pet stores that had shelters who brought pets for adoption. At our last stop of the day, I saw Lola. I fell in love pretty quickly, but she was exactly the opposite of what I thought I wanted. I thought I wanted a poodle-mix and probably a male (I’ve only had male pets before – weird!).

Later that night, I really regretted not adopting Lola, but I knew that if another family had not adopted her she would be at the shelter on Sunday. On Sunday we went to the shelter. I was hoping that she was still there, but preparing myself for the worse. I knew I would fall in love with pretty much any dog, but I realllllly wanted her.

As soon as we walked into the shelter, I could see her excited in her kennel. It was meant to be! (or at least, that’s what I’m telling myself). To sum it up, I’m beyond happy.

She’s the best Christmas gift ever.

Ignore my embarrassing pajamas 🙂

What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received? Do you have a pet that’s stolen your heart?