I've been wanting a dog for some time now, and now I don't want to wait anymore. In pursuing a career in medicine, we are constantly settling for "delayed gratification" - putting in countless hours of work and sacrificing having lives for our hypothetical futures we desire. While other people our age have jobs, houses, cars, marriages, and sometimes kids, we hold off because we don't have the time yet. BF and I were planning on waiting until our fourth year to get a dog, because we figured we'd have more time. But the more we think about it, the more we realize that fourth year is going to be busy too, and why wait if there is never going to be a "good" time. And since we both have less demanding rotations after the holiday break, it will be a perfect time to introduce a new four-legged family member into our home.
We've been hunting online for puppies, but haven't found a match yet because all the puppies are ready to go home now, and we aren't quite ready for them yet. We are looking to get one right after we get back from our holiday trip to the east coast, and I'm sure something will work out.
I was feeling desperate for some canine-time, and it just worked out perfectly that a family friend needed a dog-sitter this weekend! So this weekend, I brought Cody over to my house to hang out. He is so adorable, and we've been having a blast. And I've been practicing my fur-parenting skills haha.