House. √ Puppy. √ Get all the Cuddles. √
It’s been nearly a year now since we got Juno. She is a 2 year-old min-pin that we adopted from the local SPCA, and it’s been one of the best decisions ever. Juno is just such an awesome little dog.
In Roman mythology, Juno is the protector and special counselor of the state. “The state” in this case being our home.
When we first got her she was a scared and skittish dog – afraid of even her own shadow. I don’t think she really knew what a toy was. Now she can high five and fetch (sorta) and chases squirrels around the yard when I say, “Juno, go get ’em.” She’s gone from being scared of the car to loving car rides. She loves snuggling under the covers, and follows me around literally everywhere. Juno really has come such a long way…
It makes me sad to think how someone dumped her on the side of the road. However, I’m glad we got the be the people to show her love and affection.
If you ever get the chance to rescue a shelter dog you should – they have so much life to live and love to give. 💜