2. Having a dog is making me a better parent.
3. I have a reason to spend time outside now.
4. The internet is a boon to mankind. Well, I already knew that one, but it’s a great resource to learn how to dog.
5. Kepler loves having a dog. “I wuv Toast, Mom.”
6. Having a dog has made me more playful.
7. I love having a dog small enough to carry around. Toast, full-grown, will be too big to carry, which will be fine, but I never realized how sweet it is to carry around a calm puppy.
8. I have done more gardening since we got Toast than I’ve ever done in my life, probably because we are outside so much.
9. It’ll be a week tomorrow since he came home and I’m about twenty times more confident and comfortable than I was just one short week ago.
10. I’m sold on labradoodles.