In my head I'm really funny.
@Michelle LeBlanc@twitter I did the same thing with petfinder! Some people okcupid stalk people, we have petfinder. I didn't end up with the dog I was stalking, but it all worked out for the best because my lil' buddy is the most awesome dog of ever (for me).
Hoo boy I need this right now. I love everyone's squishy puppy love stories.
The people at the human society were surprised and thrilled when I expressed an interest in my boy. He came in to the shelter with a chemical burn down his back from a cheap flea and tick treatment, then being in the shelter made him so stressed out that he got really skinny and a little aggro. When I walked over to his kennel he barked his head off at me with his tail between his legs and his ears back; just a big old fraidy. He broke my heart and I totally fell in love with him all at the same time. I brought him home the next weekend. He's been with us for just over a month now and he is shockingly quiet, behaved within reason (he may have stolen more than one stick of butter off the counter and ripped open the trash to get at the package of old bacon I'd thrown out), an absolute snuggle monster and seriously the best friend I've ever had. His entire body wiggles when I come in the door and he sleeps curled up in a ball next to me every night.
God, I love my dog. Our best guess is that he's a Great Dane, pitbull, lab mix. Dane body, pitty head (oh, his velvety head!) and webbed feet. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mMzcWO0-9NU/UMNYhx1pfxI/AAAAAAAAAE8/gFdaCh4v9PU/s1280/PB230472.JPG
@wee_ramekin @chevyvan Thanks for being awesome, commenters of the Hairpin. This whole thread has been like a big internet hug.
@Nadine Friedman@facebook Thanks. It's been almost two years and neither I nor my husband know how to feel about it. Relieved because we SO weren't ready but then also grief? It's like a Gordian knot of feelings.
Oh boy howdy does this bring up feelings from two years ago-ish. Thank you for writing about the ambivalence and the pain that people don't often talk about. When it happened to us I just knew in my guts that I was pregnant and I was utterly terrified. When I miscarried a couple of weeks later I was too scared to tell anyone so I pumped myself full of painkillers and went to work. I spent most of those two days slumped over my work table trying not to cry.
And now I just told the internet something most of my friends don't even know.
@teaandcakeordeath It totally does! Now every time I have mittelschmerz I'm going to think of my ovaries popping a tiny, tiny zit.
@teaandcakeordeath seconded on a link please! (I also love seeing how weirdly violent the human body is.)