|Billy takes in the view at a lake.|
|Chilling on Grandma's deck.|
Karim and I were thinking about getting a dog for a few months before we made the decision to adopt in May. We learned about Our Companions from his sister, Jamila, who volunteers with them. After we arranged a play date with Billy, I knew I wanted him to be a part of our family. Karim agreed. It was a perfect match.
In recent weeks Billy has adjusted to living with us and vice versa. He loves high quality treats like Polly-O string cheese, Purina's Rollhide, salmon treats, and chicken jerky. Personally, I think he'll devour any type of jerky. He loves people food like curry goat, shrimp lo mein, fried chicken wings, chicken fried rice, and a turkey sub, hold the veggies. He's not as big of fan of your typical doggy biscuits and cookies. They need a little something extra. He also loves driving shot gun or in the back with head out the window.
Our friends and family that have met Billy love him. Like his adopted mama, he's a people person and loves to engage others. He's friendly when he meets strangers and most other dogs, but if you bark at him, he'll bark back. Some folks have questioned me about having him wear a pink harness and leash. I have no problem explaining that I don't conform to gender associations that stereotype what society has come to define as female and male. My Billy proudly rocks pink and looks handsome doing so.
|To jump or not to jump, that is the question.|
Billy has changed my life for the better. Do I clean more? Yes. Do I get frustrated when I'm watching something on T.V., and he starts crying if I don't walk him. Yes. But in the end, its all worth it. I'm a proud and happy dog-lover, probably always was, just needed Billy to bring it out in me.