Before I go into how I got Teddy, let me give you a little back story. On March 23, 2020, I was furloughed from my job of 5 years because of COVID-19. I was working at a fine dining restaurant planning corporate & social events. Planning events and meeting new people is a dream job for me. When I got the call that I was furloughed, I was relieved since COVID-19 is super scary and so many unknowns. I was having so many people giving me their thoughts on how I should live through COVID-19 that my anxiety was extremely high, and it was hard to feel a sense of happiness with so many factors. I mean, staying home should have felt like a little vacation from the real world, but it didn't feel that way. For those reading this and don't know me, I am very much a type-A personality, and I like a lot of structure in my life, and I rarely do anything very spontaneous.
On May 10, 2020, Mother's Day, I decided to take a walk and go to a boutique puppy store that only sells small dogs. Those little dogs in the window bring me so much happiness. There was one little puppy, in particular, that had my heart just by looking at his sweet face and seeing his baby paws touch the window. I just knew I needed to hold him. The pet store allowed me to play with him, and I instantly knew I needed this little guy. I made that decision without thinking it through just gave them a credit card. Luckily this pet store gave me all the things I needed for the first night.
Teddy is my first pet ever since I grew up with a lot of allergies. He is a Toy Maltese, and when I took him home, he weighed 2.5 pounds and was born on February 24, 2020. I never understood why people are obsessed with their pets, but now I truly understand why people love dogs so much.
Teddy has indeed brought so much happiness and entertainment to my life. He has cured the anxiety I was feeling. I don't know how I lived without him. He has been the best spontaneous decision I have ever made in my life. He is worth every penny.
I recently found out that his Dad's name is Prince Leo of Brulecreek & his Mom's name is Pansy of Terrytown. I want to thank them for giving me the best gift anyone can give me unconditional love.
This is just the beginning of our journey together, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.