My name is Shelley and I write this blog with the willing cooperation of my Boston Terrier, Hamlet. He is the perfect companion, a great inspiration in how to sleep 20 hours per day, and a wonderful model for photo shoots.
I’ve always loved animals but dogs have always been highest on the list, probably because they’re easier to keep in the house than a horse. When I was a kid, my family had two dogs, Shandy (a female black lab/greyhound mix) and McBain (a male yellow lab), and since they passed away, I counted the days until I could get a dog of my own.
In the summer of 2009 my stars aligned. Not only did my superific boyfriend (a.k.a. “the boy”) and I decide to take the plunge and become roommates, we also agreed that joining in our cohabitation would be a dog. The boy’s brother’s Boston Terrier, Munson, provided the inspiration and after months of searching and then settling on MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue, we found Hamlet.
Life in a two bedroom apartment with a two year old Boston Terrier is interesting (running laps from the front door to the bed, jumping off the bed, and back to the front door – repeat 38 times) but more than anything is fun and funny so I want to share with you the stories, jokes, and Boston Terror-ism that happens while I view life through dog-colored glasses.