I never really wanted a pet. I just wasn’t ready to take on the responsibility. As a young, newly married couple, I had pictured us being carefree, traveling, and out on the town. The reality...we came home every night after work to an empty apartment, ate dinner, watched TV, and went to bed.
When my wife, Jen, made me go to an event at a pet store, that’s when I met Ellie Rae. She was a tiny Boston Terrier with an enormous head and big ears. It was love at first sight. That’s right, she became my dog; our first baby. Our life changed with Ellie. Dinners downtown or weekend trips were planned around “dog-friendly” places.