Welcome Home, Venus: A Short Update and Story

Welcome
Home, Venus: A Short Update and Story”

Posted on May 1, 2016

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Personal Message: After all of the day’s busy
events—from going to the shelter, picking Venus up, taking her to the pet store,
and hopelessly attempting to get her to potty (though she finally did after
multiple hours)—she is now finally snoozing in her bed. And have I ever been
glad to see a sleeping dog. Being a pet parent is not a simple task at all, but
it is a task I am ready for and am truly living through. (In fact, we still have a
vet exam to go to in a few days especially for a rash she seems to have.) That
said, I will be introducing my girl to readers: Venus, the four year old
terrier mix. (And on a random note, apologies if my writing quality is even
more mediocre than usual; I am incredibly physically and mentally exhausted.) The journey
to getting her was rather intriguing; I felt essentially every form of
emotions: anger, frustration, sadness, hopelessness, joy, optimism, love, care.
But indeed, I finally have a girl to take care of and to give the best life
possible to. With this post, besides the basic update that I will be very busy
for the past days with getting her in good health and thus, will not be posting
reviews or maybe even subtitled videos for a while, I do wish to share the story of Venus and her
adoption. Consider this—sadly for those waiting for reviews—another bonus post
(though a very short one). I always wish to be intimate with readers and to
share personal events in my life, hence this post. And besides, is Venus not
the cutest girl ever?

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Starting the adoption:
How this all even occurred in the first place was that, two weeks prior to university
ending, I gave one last request to my parents to get a dog. And, perhaps what
worked best [s]since I am a spoiled prince[s] was sharing that I would be
content waiting three more years and simply walking on my own for the time
being. Nevertheless, as seen, we did decide to adopt a dog. The first day
admittedly, however, was disastrous: all of the dogs I initially had interest
in were in conflict with my parents’ ideas. Specifically, size was an issue.
Worst of all were some arguments that occurred from this that stretched beyond
dog-topics—examples being who is “right,” who should have the decision of
choosing the dog, and so forth. Tears were even shed at one point. But, in the
end, all went through and given some time to calm down, we found a suitable
breed: terriers—the smaller ones, that is. They were suitable as, with the terriers that were smaller, although they are of that size, they have the energy to walk for around thirty to forty-five minutes a day–something that I found satisfying. And of course, it suited my parents’ desire of a smaller dog. Fast forwarding, with the assistance of
a wonderful dog adoption counselor, after a couple of days of searching, we found
our girl. Venus, in addition to matching up with my energy needs and family’s
size preference, was exceptionally well behaved and calm—traits we also
desired. Although very shy at first, with finally bringing her home, we found that she is incredibly
sweet.

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Venus’ background: Now who exactly is Venus? As mentioned and
seen in the pictures, she is a four year old terrier mix who weighs at about
nine pounds. Venus, a suiting name for her as it is the name for the Roman
goddess of love and beauty (if accurate), was found as a stray and believed to
have been abandoned by previous owners. Nonetheless, she does not seem to know
any commands, though thankfully she is amazing on the leash and knows her
walking manners. Furthermore, she is a shy girl (and she actually trembled in
fear when initially meeting her) but given the proper time, is very sweet and
loving.

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Us now and later and love: And
so, I admit I do wonder what I exactly got myself into, but once the healing
weeks are over (of her itching and recent spaying) and once she is comfortable
with our routine, I believe it would all be very much worth it. I plan to walk
her twice a day for a total of forty-five minutes (or even less depending on
her energy—but given her recent surgery, I will give her very brief walks), and
to spend much time cuddling with her (an activity she seems to enjoy very much)
and training (another activity she loves—though for treats it seems). Toys seem
to give her no interest, though I will also work on teaching her how to
interact and play with them. All in all, I have even more respect to MAMAMOO’s
Solar for not just being able to handle the rigorous task of being an idol, but
to also take care of her girl, Jjing-Jjing (a miniature Schnauzer). Again, it
is far from simple (though I am more than willing to take up the task), but the
love I feel for Venus makes it all worth it. Given how tired I am, I will
abruptly end this post here as, overall, it is meant to be moreover an update
than an in-depth emotional story (though as briefly discussed, it very much was
an emotional journey). More news will come of her, but I hope readers are aware
of what will be keeping me busy for, I hope, a decade and longer to come. Welcome home, Venus, where you are safe, disciplined, and loved.

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As
always, thank you for reading. I am writing this update post while excessively
yawning and thus do apologize if my tiredness affects the writing quality. Once
everything is settled and Venus is fully healed, reviews would definitely take
on priority once again. In the time being, given how peaceful and calm Venus is
(whether due to temporary shyness or personality, I am unsure), I may be able
to at least subtitle videos (especially with finishing once-and-for-all the
last part to Fiestar’s Weekly Idol
visit) and have her watch over that. Overall, expect more content to come, but
please be understanding of how tired and busy I will be as I aid in my girl’s healing
and transition. Keep checking back for the many exciting reviews to come.