Sweet like Maple Syrup

     This past April, my husband and I celebrated Maple’s 1st birthday.  When we first adopted Maple from our local shelter, she was only 8 weeks old and about 4 lbs.  She was so tiny! We were told at the shelter that she was a Jack Russell mix (she is definitely NOT a Jack Russell).
     Raising a puppy was a lot more challenging than I ever would have expected, and after almost a year of raising our first puppy together, we can finally see the light at the end of the puppy tunnel.  Maple is a wonderful dog and I love her more and more with each passing day.  Although she still chews up the occasional shoe, her sweet nature and affectionate personality make us quickly forget.  I wouldn’t say we were completely unprepared to raise a puppy, but we definitely could have been a little more aware of what we were getting ourselves into!   That being said, adopting Maple, was one of the greatest decisions we have ever made!

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