Please read with caution, it’s only going to get more and more seductive on this blog.
If you’ve been here before, you know that I post some very very beautiful imagery, and often times described as seductive.
Or maybe I’m the only one that reads this and thinks that..
Regardless, here we are.
I like German Shepherds, in fact, I love them.
I got my first and only German Shepherd back in November 2014. Her name is Cortana, from Halo.
Ever since that day, I’ve been in love with German Shepherds.
Now I know that a lot of people like these dogs, and then a lot of people don’t like these dogs. Whether it be from past experiences or misconceptions.
I can understand, past experiences can really mess us up, but if you’re going off of what someone else is saying? I invite you to form your own opinion.
If you’re ever lucky enough to meet Cortana, I promise that you’ll love her.
She is by far the most playful, nice, but calm and collected dog I’ve ever met. Yet, I’m lucky enough to call her my own.
I was so nervous on the way to pick her up, it was a 6 hour drive, so I had plenty of time to worry and think. I was primarily concerned with her being gone by the time I got there. Had she been, the past year and a half of my life would’ve been completely different.
I left at about 5 A.M from my home, and set off on the 12 hour journey to pick up my very own 7 week old German Shepherd. Now, I am not the kind of guy who enjoys long drives, in fact, I HATE them. If it’s any longer than 3 hours, I start to have a hard time with it.
At about 8 A.M, three hours into my drive, I was cruising along and I see something in the distance that made my heart skip a beat.
I bet you can guess what it was…
A state trooper using radar on my direction of traffic. Now I am no criminal, but sometimes I go a mile or two about the 15 mile per hour cushion zone. So before I knew it, those pretty blue lights were behind me. The average person should have no issues obeying the speed limit, I am not the average person however.
I rolled down my window, he asked for the usual information. He then informed me I was going 81 mph in I think it was a 70. So automatically it’s considered reckless, but the trooper gave me a break and knocked it down so it was just a fine, and not a mandatory court date. It’s hard to see the positives though after receiving a ticket..
Brushed it off, then there I was headed out again, a total of about 3 hours away. Now I really was hoping she’d still be there. I’m not really a big fan of getting tickets for no reason.
Fast forward about 3 hours, the GPS is telling me I’m minutes away. I am getting quite nervous, I don’t really know what to expect. I pulled up the seller’s house and gave them a call to let them know I had arrived. They came out and greeted me and then took me inside to see my new puppy.
Upon entering, I could see about 4 puppies left, 3 males and 1 female. I had planned on getting a female German Shepherd and there she was, right before my eyes. We made small talk but I was back in the road in about 10 minutes. I gave them cash, they gave me puppy. I was happy. Still am.
I was dreading the drive home, another 6 hours back that I knew I had to obey the speed limit with. I thought Cortana would be difficult on the way back home but she was actually extremely well behaved. This was a great sign to me, I really hoped my puppy wouldn’t be a hassle, after all, I was using my brother’s car.
At this point, I felt so relieved, after a long 12 hour drive, I finally had a puppy that I had wanted for so long. I had no idea how much my life would change because of this dog. She loves me very much and I match her love and then some.
So the bottom line is, if you’re looking to get your first puppy and it’s a long drive, do it.
Trust me you’ll be happy you did.
If I could leave you with 5 tips on how to travel long distances while containing excitement and other emotions, here they are:
- Get your playlists ready, 12 hours driving without your favorite music is a nightmare. Thanks Spotify..
- Prepare snacks and drinks, it’s very important to stay hydrated but don’t cause the need for more bathroom breaks than you need.
- Let someone who is close to you know where you are going, and invite them if possible. Two people will make a trip a lot better if it’s someone you like.
- Make sure your gas is topped off before you leave and use a gas friendly car preferably.
- Keep emergency contact information handy, the last thing you want is breaking down on the side of the road with no one to help. I know my friends at Manassas Towing Service would be there for me, even though they primarily focus on only towing Manassas. It pays to network with people.
P.S: She was laying on my while writing this, so precious.
How’d I get so lucky?