Guest Blogger: Patricia A
My 11-year-old son, Robert, and I have wanted a dog for years. I grew up with dogs, but worked such long chaotic hours as a hospital nurse that it didn’t seem fair to adopt. Now that I have a more regular work schedule, I decided it was time to expand our small family to include a canine companion.
We met with four amazing dogs and spent time with each of them. It was a tough decision, but Layla, with her sweet demeanor and playful nature, seemed to be the best fit for our family. Layla is an 8-year-old brindle Boxer. She is loving and spends quite a bit of time snuggling or lying on our feet. She loves to explore the neighborhood on our rambling walks and I think she has sniffed everything at least twice!
She is an older adult dog and that has unique benefits. Layla is very well-behaved and seems to understand what objects belong to her and which are ours. She came to us knowing some basic commands and we did not have to worry about housebreaking her. Layla still has enough energy for our walks and play sessions, but also requires lots of down time. Our household is a calm one and she fits right in. We could not have picked a better furry friend than Layla. This sweet girl is much loved!