My Best Friends Have Fur

My Best Friends Have Fur

Dog moms count, too.

Sweet puppy dog eyes, sloppy kisses, wet noses and endless excitement are a few of my favorite things. I'm blessed with two very different dogs, one soft and sweet, the other protective and joyous.

Five years ago when I discovered I'd be alone for months, I decided to adopt a puppy. I was ready for the challenge and commitment I was ready to take care of another living, breathing thing.

When I first held Lucy I was in love, this beautiful beagle mixed puppy licked my face and melted my heart. Due to the clinic's policy, I couldn't even take her home that day, but I did come visit her every day after work until I could finally bring her home.

She is my unofficial emotional support dog. Lucy never leaves my side. She is loyal and smart. She can sense my feelings and knows when I'm sad. When she's sleeping, she is curled up in a ball by my side.

Second, is Pola. My all white lab mix. She was weeks old when I rescued her from my little brother. That's right, I stole my little brother's puppy. Pola was so fluffy and she looked like a little bear cub.

Lucy got promoted to big sister and taught Pola the ropes around our house. Lucy then acquired the new nickname "Momma Luce" she cleans Pola's ears and while still being the dominant dog, Lucy is submissive to Pola when playing.

Because of these two girls, I am never alone. I always have two best friends that are always excited to see me no matter what we do. Playing outside or snuggling on the couch. Their love for me will never waiver. In light of Mother's Day just passing, Happy Mother's day to all you ladies with furbabies.

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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.

The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.


the loving granddaughters

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Dear Fellas, Consistency & Communication Is All We Ask For

So, why aren't we getting the same?


Dear fellas (who fall under this category of course),

As you can tell from my title, it's time to talk about the problems with MOST guys in today's generation. This article isn't meant to bash all of you, but most of you need a reality check when it comes to. I'll start with this:

It's really annoying when most of you guys start a good conversation with us and then it eventually dies out because you lose interest in us. You even label things as "the talking stage," which to this day, I still don't understand the purpose of that. You come in our messages and go for long periods of time, only to message us weeks later like nothing happened. The excuses are tiring and pathetic, yet you claim that you care and you were just busy with work/school.

READ HERE: Having A 'Talking Stage' Proves Why Millennials Suck At Dating

What I do know, is that if you actually cared about someone, you would be invested in that person and not disappear. We shouldn't always have to be the ones to triple text and make an effort. Once we find our self-worth, its hard to settle for less at this point. If you don't feel the same way, please communicate with us and let us know. There's one thing people hate and that's wasting precious time. If you do "like us," be consistent. We don't appreciate the half-of-everything type.

READ HERE: 25 Annoying Phrases Guys Use When They Aren't Feeling You Anymore

Life is short and it's time to grow up.

Also, notice how I keep saying "most" of you guys. However, if you feel offended by this article, it's probably you who needs to change.

Thank you for coming to my unofficial TED Talk!

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