I wanted to devote a post to my very handsome little man, Ragnar. This fluffy little pup of mine has been the second best thing to happen to me (obviously Kyle being number one).
Ragnar is now a year old! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone and I still refer to him as a puppy – and probably always will. He was a Valentine’s Day present from Kyle and honestly Kyle couldn’t have picked a more perfect pup!
Ragnar is a pure Siberian Husky and he has so much personality. Which has honestly been such a huge blessing to have so much character added to our little family. This past year has been a crazy one. Although we had a lot of typical stressful things happen, we also had a few unwelcome stressors and trials. Having Ragnar by our side has really helped us not only overcome these trials, but do so happily.
I know that may seem dramatic, but dogs really do change your life in so many ways. I lost a lot of friends this past year and Ragnar was always there to make me feel wanted and not alone, whether that was cuddling up with me to stop me from crying or almost collapsing from joy when I came home (just another clear sign that dogs are oh so much better than people). All those nights of staying up late doing homework and trying to push through our last, stressful few semesters, Ragnar was there to keep us company and to allow for some much needed comical breaks. Moving to a new state, with a new job and a new home, Ragnar was a familiar face to bring peace and comfort into our lives. When life was really hard and I had zero desire to get out of bed in the morning, he was there helping me get up and getting outside for some much need exercise in the sunshine.
Unconditional love is a very rare thing and I believe something that is only ever found in our furry family members. No matter how much you love someone, we humans are not able to unconditionally show that love. However, a dog, will love you unconditionally regardless of what you look like, what career you have, how big your house is, how many friends you have, how many mistakes you make, etc. They do this simply because you love them and that is all that they need in return.
I am so grateful for my pup and for all the personality he brings. I love having little conversations with him as he does his “husky singing,” I love taking him on walks when it has just snowed, I love giving him belly scratches and trying to hide from him that I have cheese.
And more than anything, I love that I have the best dog in the whole wide world.
P.S. If you have any questions about huskies and what it is like living with one, feel free to ask me anything at all!