I invited Jennifer, from the South in the City, as our second guest post on Lunch with Lambo!
Jennifer and Cooper – welcome to our dog squad!
Hi I’m Jennifer! You can find me over at South in the City. I blog about my daily adventures in exploring a new city (yes even after almost 2 years its’ still so new), dating, being a dog mamma, my love for wine, and pretty much anything and everything in between. By day, I’m a social worker, navigating the world of therapy. You can also keep up with me on Instagram where I sometimes over post pics of my adorable little Cooper.
I’m a single lady! Yes, I just broke out in my most Beyonce-esque dance. Not only does being single have its own challenges, but being single with a dog presents even more.
- First things first; if my dog doesn’t like you, this is not going to work out. I might be (am) pretty obsessed with my dog Cooper and of course I think he’s the cutest thing ever. I am his mama. So if he doesn’t like someone I’m dating, it doesn’t look good for the guy. And let’s be honest, can you really trust someone if your dog doesn’t like them?
- My pup is spoiled. Yes, I realize that’s on me, but honestly I have no shame in it. However, it can interfere in my dating life. For example, if I so choose to have a fella stay the night, well let’s just say it’s a fight to who is sleeping next to me in bed. And nine times out of ten, my dog wins.
- Cooper is like my child. He takes just as much energy and attention, in my opinion, as a child would. This can be both a pro and a con. I can’t just be frivolous with my time and not come home to let him out. Sometimes I don’t always get to stay out or do certain things because I have to come home and attend to him. On the flip side, it can be an excuse to get out of a horrible date or engagement that I’d prefer to skip.
- Not everyone is into dogs. Yes, this is a hard concept for me to fathom, but I’ve realized as a single gal, that some guys I’ve dated are just not into dogs. There was even one who owned a cat. No offense to those that love cats. I am NOT a cat person. Nor do I find it attractive for a single man to own a cat. I don’t know, it just screams socially awkward!
While owning a dog as a single person has had many difficulties, I wouldn’t trade him for anything. He snuggles with me at night. He listens to my endless complaining and heartaches about men. He celebrates milestones and all of my daily adventures with me. He’s been my rock through it all and I love him to pieces. And I mean, how could you not?! That face!!!