Okay, she's not TECHNICALLY mine. But she does belong to my new future roommate, April.
Now as most of you know, I'm horribly, deathly allergic to dogs. As I recently discovered, though, I'm not allergic to "hair" dogs, only fur ones. And Sophie here is a hair dog--therefore, no allergies. (And I was around her for a good couple of hours today with no problems at all--and if you've ever seen me around a dog, you know I'm usually pretty miserable within a matter of minutes.) So--whoo hoo!! I get to "have" a dog without any of the real responsibilities--it is, after all, HER dog. Perfect! LOL
We went apartment shopping today and found a 3 bedroom, 2 bath for a ridiculously low montly rent (shout-out for the shitty Florida housing market!). So we each get our own room AND we'll have a study/computer room/"teacher" room (April's a teacher at my school; we've been working together for 3 years. Which is ALSO great, because we have similar schedules, etc. Plus, we can vent to each other. After splitting rent, electric, cable, etc., I'll be paying roughly the same as I'm paying now, but for a way bigger place. (It's on the 2nd floor, so moving will suck, but the upper apartments have those huge cathedral ceilings--totally worth it.)
Anyway--all in all, a great day. We move in August.