My dog is my child

Dogs can be seen as a source of comfort and joy to the millions of households around the world. Each dog has its own personality and quirks that make it unique and as a result, time should be dedicated to discovering which personality best fits your lifestyle.


At least that’s the responsible way for bringing home a new pet. When I got Loki back in December of 2017, I was four months pregnant with my first child.

Here I was expecting a new life and was feeling so down about not passing an exam that would have guaranteed a raise and having been rejected for covenant position at work; I was clearly not in the right mind frame to be purchasing a dog.


How wrong I was.

In the back of my mind, I knew just how much a puppy let alone a husky puppy would take. But I figured hey I’ve had two huskies now; it should be a piece of cake.


I may have had experience with the breed, but working two jobs, pregnant, and it was cold outside I was severely unprepared for just how difficult it would be. But with my husband’s help, we worked together to train our new addition.

Everything seemed to be going okay ish until February 16, 2018, when we learned that our first child was no longer.


There are no real words that encompass the amount of pain you feel when you have a lost a child. As much as I wanted to curl up and waste my days away, I couldn’t.


I had Loki, this puppy that had no idea what had just happened to the family. I had Loki who depended on me for his needs to be met.


I would have never predicted that I would lose my firstborn when we picked out Loki. Was it irresponsible to buy a pet because I was having a bad day?


Very.


But I would not have been able to move forward in my grief without my husband and our rambunctious puppy.


So when people say that this dog is like my child, please understand that we know that raising a puppy and raising a child are two different ballparks, but for some raising a puppy is the only opportunity they can get.

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