You all know I love my baby boy, Dozer.
I’ve shared pictures of him on my Facebook page before and with some of you one on one. I got him a little over six years ago when he was eight. If I haven’t mentioned it before, I work with a local rescue group and do what’s called “Forever Fostering.” Essentially, I take in older dogs that no one is looking at adopting and give them a home. The rescue group pays for food and vet bills…and I just make sure they are loved and cared for.
Dozer is my third forever foster. To have him for six years, especially considering he is a large breed mix, has truly been a blessing for me. He has been with me through so much. He was with me when my mom died. He’s been with me through a couple of rough real life relationships. And most importantly, he has been the every day constant in my life since I start hormone replacement therapy. He is a prime example of the old adopt a rescue animal quote, “Now who rescued who?”
While all of you and many people from my real life have been amazing on my journey, my baby boy has been a rock for me. As I have faced the various struggles of transitioning, he has never changed his love for me. As family and friends rejected me, Dozer still greeted me every day that I came home. He loved me every morning as I came down the stairs from work. When I would jump around the house singing and dancing like a fool…he would come up and jump on me until I would dance with him. His love has been unconditional.
I know his time with me is limited, so I try to spoil him…a lot. He’s 14 years old now and with him being a Yellow Lab/Sheppard mix, I know I won’t have him much longer. I keep telling him he needs to hold out until after I start presenting in a couple more months. As of right now, I am due to begin presenting at work at the end of September…so I keep telling him he has to hold out until October. Selfishly, I really want him around during that time. It’s going to be a tense one for me. To be able to come home to my baby boy during that time would be…well…nothing short of a blessing.
I love you, baby boy. Thank you for being the best boyfriend a girl could have. ♥
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