My DH and myself both grew up with dogs. He actually grew up watching the family beagle have a couple of litters of puppies, while I just had the usual male family dog that lived for what seemed forever .
After we got married I asked if we could get a family dog. He wasn’t 100% for it because he worked hard and didn’t want to deal with a dog when he came home. But because he loves me the way he does, we got a family dog.
We’ve actually had a couple dogs in our 18 year marriage. For one reason or another some of them just didn’t work with our family, but we always found good homes for them. One in particular though, Spankie, has survived them all. He has been the BEST dog. My DH loves him because he is low maintenance, well mannered, and very laid back.
After moving to Florida, I thought it would be a good idea to get our older dog a ‘friend’. My DH was again, not 100% up for this. But after looking at this adorable face and knowing he needed to be rescued, Jaxson entered our home.
Ever since that day he has been my DH’s buddy. It’s running joke in our house that he is my DH’s shadow. Wherever my DH is.. there you find Jaxson. Oh, and god forbid my DH go outside to work in the yard and NOT bring Jaxson. That poor dog will whine till someone let’s him out.
For someone who wasn’t 100% into getting another dog and just did it because he loves his wife, he has now become 100% Alpha dog material in this little guys eyes. LOL.