The Best Worst Decision Ever

Ok guys- I have a big confession.  Yesterday morning, Ryan and I did something forbidden.  Something we have been talking about and dreaming about and wanting to do for so long, but we have held off because we know it is so bad for you.  No, I’m not talking about devouring an entire Publix vanilla cake  with buttercream frosting by ourselves (although we have done that).  That is child’s play compared to what we did.

We went to the local humane society just to look.  To “browse”, so to say.  Now anybody out there with half a heart who cares about animals as much as I do knows that this is an impossible task.  If you walk into the humane society, you do not come out empty handed.  It’s like walking into a bakery just to smell the aroma of pastries and cookies, but then leaving to go get a salad next door.  It just doesn’t work that way.

Needless to say, we fell in love with this muffin:


Her name is Layla, and she is a 2 year old pittie who is at the HS because her previous owner lost her job and can no longer afford her.  She is a sweetheart in every way.  She pretty much got on her back and spread her legs for a belly rub for about 30 minutes straight.

The only reason she is not next to me as I type this post is because the HS needs to contact our condo association to make sure it is ok that we have a pit bull.  This makes me angry/frustrated/nervous/sad all at the same time.  I’ll keep you guys posted.

The last part of this puzzle, besides approval from our condo association, is my boyfriend.  He LOVES Layla but is worried about her getting along with our cat, Lance.  Lance is a quiet and older cat and Layla is an energetic pit bull puppy.  He knows that the pit bull stereotype is mainly just that, but he does worry that Layla may snap at Lance or even unintentionally hurt him.  The HS says she is good with cats, and says that they will “cat test” her again before adoption, but of course our nerves are still a little high.  Lance is our baby too, and we would never live with ourselves if something happened to him.

So basically, I think it is going to happen very very soon.  We will be expanding our family sooner than anticipated.  We just want to take our time making a decision because this is a biggie!  We have to make sure we find the right match for us, and that we are the right match for the little muffin.

Layla is still pulling at our heart stings, and it is a heavy decision on our hearts right now.  I will keep you all updated on the status of this best worst decision ever :)