In August, we lost our family pet, our dog Indy. For months I refused to entertain the idea of another dog. I absolutely did not allow myself the ability to believe that I had the time, energy, or room in my heart for another pet. But in the meantime, I’d hear phantom clicking of her nails on the floors, I’d miss her presence, I’d miss the comfort and secure feeling I had with her around.
And finally, I acquiesced. I was lonely.
We decided we would look for another pup. I debated on the breed, I knew I wanted another large dog, I wanted a dog that could keep our rural yard clear of reasonably sized predators while we were outside, a dog that didn’t shed much, a loyal dog that would grow with our family, a smart pup.
I ran through the breed list and though I swore up and down I didn’t want another American Pit Bull Terrier, because I didn’t want to deal with the stigma that people have towards the breed, I changed my mind. The more researching and soul searching I did, the more I knew we’d made the right choice.
Our last dog, and Kevin’s last few dogs have been American Pit Bull Terriers. And all of them have been fantastically smart, loyal, kind, and gentle.
I’ve felt from the onset that this pup was meant to be ours. She was due to be born on Aedyn’s due date. She was exactly what we were looking for. And when we contacted the breeder, not only were we able to get a pup, but we were able to secure second pick of all the female pups! This is incredible, because generally he sells out of the pups before the mother is even pregnant. This time, I contacted him right when he found out and we were in! We are very excited!
Kevin and I have already named her, Stella, and we get to bring home the newest member of our family on December 5th. Stay tuned for a post on how we shared the news with the kids – because they still have no idea that a dog is even on the horizon!