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Posted: Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013

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Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at sarahmryberg@yahoo.com

I absolutely love being a pet owner. I’ve lived with my parents’ dogs for many years and always knew I wanted my own. It took a lot for me to convince Robert, but now that we have Alice, he is just as smitten as I am. Lately, she’s being acting even more adorable than usual. Whenever I'm writing a blog or browsing online, she looks with me.

She's often laid beside me while I write, but now, she's become really interested in what I'm doing. If I scroll up and down on the iPad, her little head will scroll up and down with it. I also love it when something interests her. She'll sneak under my arm and push up close against the screen. A few weeks ago Robert was working the night shift and she just laid on my leg (under my arm) and watched while I used the computer. It was too cute and such a wonderful moment. One of her only calm moments too, might I add.

It’s those moments that remind me why I've always wanted a dog. She brightens my worst days and fills my life with happiness. With someone so cheerful and full of love, particularly when Robert and I come home, it’s hard to let the tough times get to you. Now if I could only be a better trainer, we’d be set! She really is a wild one, but I wouldn’t have her any other way.

What cute quirks does your pet have? Please feel free to share on our Facebook page, or add me and share via my page, as I'm feeling very gushy on pets today.

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