Job + Apartment + Boyfriend + Free Time – Hobby = Puppy!
I’ve wanted to adopt/rescue/buy/kidnap/find a dog for the past four years. My parents, horrified by the idea, always told me I didn’t have the time to actually care for a puppy. That it would severely limit my lifestyle. They reminded me that I would have to drastically cut back on the dinner dates, my lamp addiction and random trips to see Jackson in the city.
So I backed down.
And not because I value the material aspects in life too much to sacrifice a new pair of Jack Rogers for a furry best friend, but sometimes it just makes more sense to pick your battles.
Then, in March 2011, I crafted The Puppy Plan:
1) Become I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T
2) Fine tune my search to find a great medium-sized pup breed
3) Design puppy nook in home complete with mini lamp
4) Convince Jack/Mom and Dad how much We/I need(ed) a little beagle in our lives, so that Peach(I’ve probably spent too much time thinking about this) would be welcomed into the family with open arms.
I figured I could get Jackson to come around eventually, though he initially refused to entertain the idea. (Allie, We don’t have a backyard! Who would let her out at lunch? What if we wanted to go on a weekend holiday?) Similarly, my parents were still not on board but I was going to prove them wrong, once and for all!
THEN WE MOVED INTO AN ABSOLUTELY NO-PET BUILDING.
Yes, it’s on a tree-lined, safe and picturesque street. No, I cannot even adopt a goldfish until 2013.
So I got a blue and white porcelain china garden seat instead:
“But Allie, it looks like a keg!”- Mom,
It’s no puppy, but I’m excited to accessorize our apartment with my new little stool! I’ve been a fan of them for ages, before they blew up the decorating world/blogosphere. Usually such a pedantic (and pricey) decor-fad turns me off. However, I really couldn’t resist this time around. It is an investment but as an avid purveyor of blue and white china, it will always fit in with my home.
Plus, it’s just the perfect size to hold the mini-lamp I’m planning for (the future) Peach’s doggie area.
I can dream, can’t I?
How to add style to your home with a ceramic garden seat:
Love the look, but not the price of these beauties? Check out this tutorial and learn how to make your own garden seat!