I have 2 babies that fill the void of not having my own kids yet, Lucy & Mickey (Well, they fill part of the void.) Lucy is 2 and a half and an 80lb. Australian Shepard and Mickey is just over 2 and a 35lb. Border Collie. I was just outside with them throwing a ball and kicking a soccer ball for them to endlessly bring back and wait for it to be thrown again. Our backyard is up on a hill and I happened to see/hear our neighbors two doors down playing with their kids outside. I have to admit, I think I was having more fun! My husband makes fun of me a lot because of all of the dog stories I tell to family and friends. Trust me, I wouldn't be telling as many dog stories if I had stories about kids to tell. Someday I will hopefully be able to talk/share stories about the goofy things our kids do.
The truth is, I absolutely love my dogs and treat them as if they are my children because they kind of are. It reassures me that I will be a good mother because if I can love dogs this much I can't even begin to imagine the unconditional love for my own children. Lucy has dried so many of my tears over not being able to get pregnant. Any time I even sniffle a little bit, Lucy jumps right on top of me and licks my face. She won't leave my side until I am not upset anymore. I am very thankful that I have these two great pups in my life. I think God knew infertility issues were on their way a few years ago and sent us help in the form of canines. At this point, I'll take all of the help I can get! :)