a week with Pedro

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There’s something to be said about the love of a four-legged friend. Last week my parents left for a trip to Asheville, NC, to visit my brother and I was happy to welcome Pedro, their beloved griffon, into my apartment in Hoboken. It was a great week filled with lots of walks, socializing him in the dog park (he was extremely afraid of the other dogs and would either cower behind my legs or stay close to Bryan), belly rubs, kisses, and a first for me–dining al fresco at a sushi restaurant in town. As long as I’ve lived here, it’s been high on my bucket list to eat out with a furry friend. I know it’s silly, but since this town is overrun with strollers and pups, I wanted to join the legions of dog lovers who take their companions everywhere.

It was also nice to spend a bit more time with Bryan, who essentially moved in for the week to help with walks and feedings. Our conflicting schedules meant that Pedro didn’t have to be alone for too long during the day. That was my primary concern; he’s a rescue dog and has some abandonment issues. I was worried that new surroundings and prolonged periods by himself would lead to a frightened pup and many accidents in the apartment.

But he was so good and we had a ball together. It was hard to return him to the folks, but they missed the little one, too. The apartment feels unusually quiet without him chewing on a bone in the corner and lonely without him sitting by my feet. As if I didn’t want a dog badly enough before, I really hope to adopt one into my life in the not-too-distant future. There are a few things I must straighten out first.

New camera + Charlotte being a special kind of special = the appearance of my thumb in quite a few of these pictures. Sorry about that folks.

20 Comments… add one

keishua May 24, 2012, 9:51 AM

I can see how you can fall in love with the little fellar.
he’s cute!

Gia May 24, 2012, 11:16 AM

omgoodness, he is SO adorbs! I lean more towards kitty’s but Pedro is the exception! :)

Alexandra May 24, 2012, 2:16 PM

That last picture is a keeper, Charlotte.

So’s the guy in it. *wink*

xo

Bryan May 25, 2012, 3:18 PM

Love is like the open sea, and I wish you were here with me…… <3

Misty May 25, 2012, 4:21 PM

I love him! so sweet… (your parent’s pup, not your beau!)
Dogs really do have a way of making life feel fuller! Sorry for the empty feeling… maybe Pedro can come for the occasional sleepover? :)

Krysten May 25, 2012, 4:43 PM

Aw Pedro is so cute! You definitely need to adopt a pup of your own, they’re seriously the best.

liz May 26, 2012, 9:28 AM

Awww! I would TOTALLY want to do the Urban Dog thing, too! I hear ya! I hope you felt like “one of them” for your short time. ha!

carma May 26, 2012, 10:54 AM

cute pup. cute guy. Glad you all had a special week together :)

another jennifer May 26, 2012, 11:13 AM

Sounds like you had a great week with the pup. I understand about eating outside with a furry friend. There’s something really fun and relaxing about it. :)

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Anna May 26, 2012, 11:32 AM

Such a cute post!! I love dogs and Pedro is adorable. Sounds like you need to get a dog or borrow Pedro more often:). Stopping by via SITS and thanks for stopping by our blog as well!!

Jamie @ Roubinek Reality May 26, 2012, 12:35 PM

Something about dogs just makes life better! We have two and I think everyone should have one. :)

Love the last picture!

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My Inner Chick May 27, 2012, 9:56 AM

—Ahhhhh, Pedro is sooo sweeeet.

love that you all spent quality time together. Xxxx

Blond Duck May 28, 2012, 7:55 AM

It’s puppy love!

(FL) Girl with a New Life May 28, 2012, 11:57 AM

Aw. I’m a fan of the fur babies. They make life more cuddly.

trininista May 28, 2012, 9:03 PM

awwww….furry baby. you should adopt. soon. become paw-rents.

Blond Duck May 29, 2012, 2:28 PM

I hope you had a great Memorial Day!

Pretzel Thief May 29, 2012, 9:42 PM

Awww, Pedro! Too freakin’ cuuuuute. Glad the experience was such a success, yay!

And that’s a sweet photo of you and Bryan, yes sirree!

I’ve missed your awesome self over at my bloggy space…I’ve been updating my blog veeery frequently the past month so you’ve got a fair few posts to catch up on, heheheh. ;-) All in good time!

XOXO

Sorta Southern Single Mom May 30, 2012, 6:45 AM

AWWW :-) My mother always rescues her dogs as well… “Issues” is putting it mildly… at least with the two she’s had!

Kimberly June 2, 2012, 9:48 AM

He is so adorable!
My friends just got 2 rescue greyhounds. Of course they can’t take them anywhere…if they saw that little dog running they’d fly after him. But they are very well mannered. They worried about abandonment issues too. They need lots of lovin.

Mrs. Match June 25, 2012, 6:27 PM

Oh my house would be way too lonely without my pup around. I hope you can get a dog someday! So what was it like having Bryan living with you?? I know you’ve talked about taking that next step. Was it nice having him there all the time too?

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