Day 179 – Getting Back Into The Swing of Things

5 HUGS, 2 children, 3 adults (1 husband, 1 neighborhood friend, 1 SPCA employee)

Ok, after a very brief (kinda) hiatus, I tried getting back into the hugging thing today. Looks like it is going to be slow going. I feel like I am starting all over again. I found myself getting nervous again and wondering who I should or shouldn’t hug rather than letting go and just hugging. It will take me some time, but I will get back there.

I spent most of the day at home, so I didn’t have a lot of opportunity, but fortunately my neighbor dragged me out of the house again for another run. One hug down. Check. Then, later this afternoon the whole family decided to go see Midas. (you know, the dog I really want to adopt?) This was our 3rd time visiting the hugging dog and each time we go he is more and more affectionate towards me. I just want to squeeze him to pieces. Anyway…. as I was walking out of the shelter I realized that in all the time I have visited him I have not hugged any employee that has helped me. I let the opportunity pass me by again today and I was really kicking myself. Until I looked up and saw that the employee had followed me out to the front desk. I quickly made my way over and asked her for a hug. She had a pleasantly shocked look on her face as she said, “oh, okay!” and gave me a great big squeeze.

Will Midas become a part of our family? Only time will tell, but in the meantime I won’t let another hug opportunity pass for these amazing people who choose to care and love on the dogs that no one wants.

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.

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