We got a dog!

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Hi, all! It’s been a while since I’ve published a blog post here. One of my goals for the new year is to write regularly - just like the good old blogging days before social media and Instagram exploded. And if you follow me on IG and Facebook, then you know a little bit about Tofu, my new (and first-ever) dog!

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I first met Tofu in the spring of 2018. After a full day together, I fell in love with him while we played fetch. His original family decided they could no longer give him the attention he needs, so I immediately volunteered although I never thought of being a pet owner. The thought of him ending up in the “wrong” hands didn’t sit well with me. So after talking with my husband, he and I both agreed to take Tofu in.

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The Big Apple was an adjustment for Tofu who was born in the ‘burbs. He was a little intimated by the city noise at first, but I think he’s used to it by now.

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He’s a little spoiled. We let him sit on the couch and lie on our bed. In the beginning he would “ask” to get on our bed after 4 am. But this past month, we started hearing the scratching only minutes after midnight. I thought that was too early, but now it’s become routine and yes, I bring him up.

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We didn’t know his actual birthday until after new year’s eve, and it turns out his birthday was on Christmas Eve. He’s now officially one year’s old. Coincidentally, we took him for a much needed grooming appointment on December 24. The photo above shows how happy he was to get a haircut; this was also his reaction upon seeing me when I arrived.

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Tofu is a Maltese Chihuahua mix and weighs seven pounds - perhaps a little more now since I finally bought a dry food he likes thanks to a friend’s recommendation.

I didn’t know how someone could love a dog or any pet so much. Now I do. Follow Tofu on Instagram to see his daily adventures in the big city.