Last night, while I slept uncomfortably on the couch with my new puppy Pepper, I panicked. For the first time, and most likely not the last, I wondering what in the world I was doing. I really thought about taking the dog back and calling it this early on.
In my mind, this was probably the worst possible time to get a dog. I have a limited amount of money, I work and commute for about 8 hours a day, and I am trying to get a routine going for myself. Where in the world was I thinking I could find more time to dedicated to this dog?
Unfortunately, my timing was not close to being good. And that’s okay. There is never going to be a good time to get a dog. Especially if it’s a 7 week old puppy. But maybe this is exactly what I needed.
Who are we to question what the Universe or God has in store for us? I had to jump on the chance to adopt Pepper since he was exactly what I wanted. I had said no to adopting other pets because I knew in the long run I wanted a bigger dog.
When things come our way that we’d been asking for or have been in the back of our mind, even if it messes with the timing of our life that we want, we have a responsibility to go for it.
Life is meant for the brave and courageous. Even if we are not so brave, there are many smaller things we can do make sure we live our lives to the fullest. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a new puppy to take care of.