“When Laura was little she pee’d and pooped everywhere and would bite and chew everything in sight.
It was hard getting a puppy. She was a huge responsibility that we weren’t ready for. It was helpful that there were two of us. There was a huge learning curve.
As we got used to being dog parents she grew up and became more of a dog.
Our neighbors, who were also our building supers, didn’t like that she barked when we weren’t home and threatened to make her disappear. They had a set of keys to our apartment.
At first we made sure that if we weren’t home, Laura was at doggie day care, but that became difficult. We felt stuck in the apartment with her. We had this tremendous fear that if we left her alone in the apartment something would happen to her at the hands of our supers.
We decided to move.
We left Bushwick and moved into Manhattan with my aunt.
It’s great now, Laura has a dog sibling and we know that she’s safe.”