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Turn Something Bad into Something Good

November 11, 2009 3 comments

Today I want to encourage all of you to turn something bad into something good.
For example, yesterday (Monday) I did not go to work. I was upset about my great grandpa dying this weekend and my dad leaving to Mexico. I didn’t want to go to work and be dazed and unfocused. It didn’t help that I kept dreaming about being at work not being able to concentrate.

So while I was at home I tried different things to distract myself. I tried to read, I updated the look of my blog (hope you like it), I checked my email. Nothing was really working. I was running out of ideas and then I remembered! I LOVE going on Craigslist and wandering through the site aimlessly. I immediately went to the pet section. I thought that if i looked for a puppy for Art i’d totally be distracted- and I was! I kept looking and looking knowing I was never going to find anything. But I kept on trucking I kept on looking at post after post, after post. Finally when I was about ready to give up I saw IT!!! I saw the ad that would change our lives! There was an ad for four 6 wk old husky/lab puppies. I called Art to ask him if he was interested and of course he was- they are two of his favorite dogs. It was a dream come true. Then I called the number on the ad- they guy never answered- I left a message and continued to write a lengthy email to this guy. I had to have one of these puppies. It was fate, meant to be, written in the stars if you will. When I was finally done pouring my heart out into the email I decided to heat up my lean cuisine (four cheese rigatoni- SO GOOD). While I was waiting for my lean cuisine my phone was ringing without my knowledge. When I came back into my room I was like “OMG this guy called- left no message, I lost my only chance!” A minute later I called- he answered he agreed to let me have a puppy! OMG OMG OMG OMG right?! I called Art, we were ecstatic. Finally Art would be getting the dog of his dreams!! A little 6 week old baby husky lab puppy!! YAY! Now we had to get the directions to Baldwin Hills, call up a vet, figure out where to get dog insurance, take the preventative measures to make sure our puppy would be safe and healthy because of course we ARE NOT having Dodger (the 1st) rerun! After all this was done we got Mikey to come with us to Baldwin Hills.

We arrived at Edwin’s (the man with the puppies) house late (sorry). There were about 5 puppies and there was already a couple there looking at them! OH NO what if they got the puppy we wanted just because they were there first?! When I saw them (the couple) they were petting a black and cream pup that looked predominately husky- this was the first and only dog to grab my attention. I bee-lined to him and immediately picked him up. Of course I wasn’t going to let his little guy get away. I did not put him down until the first couple selected another husky looking dog. In my head I was going “this dog is mine- I hope Art likes him too, EEK.” The other 3 pups where clearly more lab than anything else. There were two black ones and one golden. The dog in my arms was the last husky left. I let Art make the call- nervous the whole time that he was going to choose the blonde over the one my heart already told me was destined to be with us. LUCKILY Art and I were on the same wave length (being soul mates and all we often are lol). He picked the puppy I wanted. Art paid Edwin and we headed home with our newest member of the Tapia- Orozco family. All the way trying to figure out what his name was going to be. We came up with a few Corona, Baxter and Milo. We decided on Milo even though Art was dying to name him Dodger II.

So without further a do I would like to introduce you to our new puppy DODGER (II)- yes yes he in fact is not named Milo *tear*

Isn’t he the cutest thing???? And yes those are blue eyes!!!

Out of something bad (my great g’pa passing) came somehting good (Dodger). Let’s all all take AFI’s advice and dance through misery. Making something bad into something good.

<3Be happy<3
<3Bite me<3
<3Britt<3

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