Eight years ago today, I drove down to the Pitt County Animal Shelter in Greenville, North Carolina and adopted myself a dog. I went on my lunch break to pay for the dog, now known as The Tide, and got a speeding ticket. I guess I was really excited about having a dog of my own. Since that day, The Tide has cost me a lot more than the $50 adoption fee and however much the speeding ticket cost, but she’s been worth every penny.
Last year I wrote about my 7th Dogiversary and in case you haven’t figured it out, today is my 8th Dogiversary with The Tide. She has been a loyal companion ever since the day I got her. She never ceases to make me laugh, and we could all use a little more laughter in our lives. The Tide is a good snuggler, a fierce protector, a devoted friend and an eater of all things garbage and paper towel.
I am really glad I made the decision to adopt The Tide. She makes the house seem more like a home and a lot less empty, even if it is hairier than I would prefer. The Tide has gone from a five pound pup to a 65 pound bundle of joy! Happy Dogiversary The Tide! You’re the most wonderful dog in the whole world and I am glad you are around to pick up the crumbs! I hope we have many, many more Dogiversaries together!