For most, summer means time to relax and unwind. My summer was quite the opposite. Not only did I get a new job, but we added onto our family. For my birthday, my boyfriend surprised me with quite possibly the best. present. ever. (Seriously – I don’t think I’ll top this for the rest of our lives).
Meet Aura! Oh man, she’s not that little anymore. This picture was taken the 2nd day after we got her. She was about 3.75lbs – now she’s 9lbs! Aura is the cutest, happiest, little pug you’ll meet (of course – I’m a tad biased). She makes me laugh so much too. She understands a bunch of words including “hungry? Are you hungry?,” “Treat? Want a treat?,” and “Mangia Mange” (which means to eat in Italian).
I had a dog when I was younger, but I don’t think you realize how much they become a part of your life till you’re older and you’re a dog owner. Compared to my boyfriend, we’ve bonded way more – probably because we love to snuggle and cuddle together since day one. She’s my baby.
Aura even has an Instagram account! You can check it out here.
We try to update her Instagram so our friends and family can see her pictures – there’s another thing that we do. Take A LOT of pictures. As I write this, I’m reminded that my iCloud storage is full from all of them. This one is the most recent and favourite.
Downside = lack of storage. Upside = you spend evenings looking back at how small she used to be and going “when did you get so big?!” Also, remembering big moments like when she learned to sit…
Or this past weekend when she lost her first tooth.
We have a window in our apartment that looks out onto the street (she’s posing on the ledge in her growing picture above) and she’ll watch the people walk by. Sometimes, she’ll even bark (heh) as if she’s saying “get off my street!” We loving refer to her as “Officer Aura.”
Has it been life changing having a dog? Absolutely.
Would I have it any other way? No.
I can’t picture her not in my life, and she makes everything brighter. Our place is filled with more love because of her, & we are so thankful and blessed.