Five months ago I made the most impulsive decision of my life. I got a puppy. I had plenty of people tell me my senior year of college was perhaps not the best time to commit to a 15-year-long relationship. And while I’ll admit there are moments when I couldn’t agree more—my crazy nine-month-old mutt has also turned out to be the best decision in my life.
Through my own experiences with my puppy Cuevo (Named from the rapper from Migos, not the tequila), I hope to be able to show other students how great it can be to have a dog in college. Yes, it’s true that it’s a huge time commitment. Also true, how expensive it is to adopt a new puppy. Through it all owning a dog can be an incredibly rewarding experience that also helps you get your own shit together for becoming a real adult post-graduation. Coming up, look for tips and guides to owning a puppy. Plus, plenty of ridiculous stories in between.