I'm not a dog person. In fact, I'm not an animal-of-any-kind person. I'm also not a baby person, or a toddler person, or a child or teenager person and a lot of the time I don't like people my own age or older. Oh! And I'm also not a plant person. So, basically what I'm saying is, I'm not a caretaker. I'm caring. There's no denying that. But, I don't choose to care for animals or children or plants... or old people... or people my age. If someone I know needs a hand, I'm there. If someone I don't know needs a hand and I know I'm capable and I know I can make a difference, I'll probably be there, too. But, I likely won't ever adopt a dog or a cat or a fish or a bird. Nor will I have any babies or offer to babysit, unless a friend REALLY needs it.
It's just not in my nature to care for needy things. I'm too independent. I like leaving the house whenever I want without having to walk something or water something or feed something other than myself. I like being able to go on a road trip at the drop of a hat without having to find someone else to do all of the above. I like freedom. In fact, I relish it. I live for it. I take advantage of it. And I never, ever want to lose it.
So, although Lola is adorable—I mean, just look at those cute little eyes—I'm looking forward to having my life back in a few days. I look forward to sleeping through the night without waking up every time she walks around and finds a new sleeping position. I look forward to not having a puddle of water on my kitchen floor. And I look forward to being worry-free when I leave the house. (Side note: I'll admit, despite all the things I'm looking forward to, I don't mind having Lola's warm body sleeping next to me as I write this. She's pretty adorable all nuzzled up against my lap... No! I will not convert!)
How about you? Are you an animal person?