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Feels Like Fall

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With the start of football season and cooler temps, it has definitely started to feel like fall around here, and you won’t find me complaining.

 We hosted a watch party for the first OSU game, and Oliver was showing off his team spirit! He hated this the first time I put it on him, but he didn't seem to mind this time around.
Waiting for our guests to arrive. 
Including this cutie! 
We've also been spending plenty of time outside, going for long family walks. 
Two weeks ago we made a trip to Rose Hill to visit the Fox side of the family and spend a little more time with Ella. We went down the night before so Kyle could ride along with Greg. It’s been a while since we’ve done that. In fact, it was the first time since we got Oliver. It was great getting some extra time with everyone, but I think it was a little too much for Oliver to handle. (He was quite a handful, chasing kittens and peeing in the house, which he RARELY does at home!)

Ella had a bit of a rough start thanks t…

Leaving Oliver

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It’s strange how your feelings can make a complete 180 in a relatively short amount of time. When we first got Oliver, I felt completely suffocated. I can remember walking the aisles at Pet Smart wondering what on earth we had done. Caring for him and trying to figure him out (what he wants, what will keep him from tearing up the house, etc.) consumed all my free time. When I was away from him at work or running errands, I can remember getting knot in my stomach every time I saw a dog or even a picture of an animal. He would be there every single day for the rest of my foreseeable future. Life as I knew it had ended.

Perhaps that’s a little dramatic, but I was a bit irrational during the weeks following our adoption and that’s exactly how I felt. (It’s probably easier for you to understand why we don’t have kids now.) But almost overnight, everything changed as we got used to each other, developed a new routine and fell in love with this adorable little mutt. I never would have thoug…