new roommate.


what with the economy in the shitter and the rising cost of living and the absurdity of hoop-jumping one must go through to live in a city like washington, dc, who wouldn't need a roommate?!

don't misunderstand; jesse and i like our 726 square feet of 1 BR (+ a den!) apartment just fine, but we got a wild hair and decided to look for a roommate to share our little slice of the nation's capital.  a half-hearted search began last august.  didn't yield much.  we began a full-fledged search in october with a more steadfast and dedicated approach.  some prospects arose right before christmas, but you know . . the holidays, man.  nobody returns calls or emails.  so we stagnated a bit.

over new year's weekend we met THEE perfect roommate.  she was everything we desired in a cute little package.  she needed us and we needed her.  so simple.  we invited her into our home and she moved in last thursday night.

her name is Bouvier (fancy!) found at Bonnie Blue Rescue in Richmond, VA (AMAZING peeps).  she is about 2 years old.  and she is at least 7 kinds of awesome.

her hobbies include wagging her entire rear end, smelling things, curious meetings with strangers, looking pretty, and long walks in the crisp city air.  

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oh!  and dancing!

it's been more than 3 years since i had this kind of doggie love in my life and i couldn't be happier about it. our first weekend with her has been awesome . . she's a complete snuggler and constantly cracks us up.  so here's to life-altering commitments and crushing anxiety between my thumb and forefinger.  heart.


Johanna said...

She's beautiful! I love her and I'm so happy for you! Having a dog is the best thing in the world.

raena said...

thanks, johanna!! she is pretty awesome. it was hard to leave her this morning!

Iris said...

what a lovely addition to the family.

raena said...

thank you, mariposa! she did kind of take your space in the den, but you can totally still move in there if you want to. we can be one big happy DC famblee. ♥