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The Love of My Life: A Tale of Unreasonable Decisions and Unconditional Love

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Hey there, fellow dog lovers! Monika here, ready to share a heartwarming tale about the love of my life – my three precious puppies. Now, if you had told me ten years ago that I would be head over heels for these furry companions, I would have laughed in disbelief. But here I am, transformed into a proud and dedicated dog mom, eager to spill the beans on their adorable stories.

Let's take a trip down memory lane to the summer of 2011 when I resided in Brooklyn, Massachusetts. Back then, I was a personal trainer with no time for dating, thanks to my bodybuilding pursuits. I even had a peculiar requirement for potential partners – no dogs allowed! Little did I know that fate had a different plan for me.

Fast-forward to my encounter with Tyson, our French Bulldog. Before we officially met, my then-boyfriend, Louis, bombarded me with pictures and messages from Tyson, claiming he missed his “mom.” It didn't take long for me to fall head over heels for this little guy, and soon enough, we were living together and loving every moment.

But as fate would have it, I craved a dog that matched my personality. Enter Mimi, the Maltese. While attending a program in Denver, I met Katula and her dog, Willow, who epitomized the playful energy I sought. I scoured Connecticut for a similar pup but came up empty-handed. In a twist of fate, Katula found an adorable dog, Mimi's sibling, in Denver, and I couldn't resist. I embarked on an impulsive journey, flying from coast to coast to bring Mimi home.

The lesson here? Sometimes, we need to follow our hearts, even when the decisions seem irrational. Despite the challenges and my own advice against getting another dog, I knew I had found a new addition to our family.

As the months passed, Mimi and Tyson became inseparable, bringing immeasurable joy to our lives. But the universe had another surprise in store for us. One fateful day, I stumbled upon a Facebook post featuring a French Bulldog puppy named Benji. Instantly, I felt an unexplainable connection and an overwhelming desire to bring him home.

I ignored the logical reasons against getting a third dog, such as winter's challenges and the additional responsibilities. I let my heart lead the way, and in no time, Benji became an integral part of our family. Yes, it was tough in the beginning – cleaning up after him, dealing with his crate training, and feeling overwhelmed. But the love and companionship he brought into our lives made it all worthwhile.


So, what can we learn from these dog-filled adventures? First, never underestimate the power of unreasonable decisions. When your heart yearns for something, sometimes you just have to go for it. Second, not everything needs to make logical sense. Embrace the magic of following your instincts and allowing love to guide your choices.

Lastly, remember that life's journey often involves going through challenging times to find pure happiness. Just as I went through the messy puppy phase with Benji, the love and affection he gives me today make it all worthwhile.

As I wrap up this blog post, I can't help but be grateful for the transformation these furry friends have brought into my life. From a person who was skeptical of dogs to a self-proclaimed crazy dog mom, my puppies have become.