Twenty Thirteen and Now

4 September, 2014 § Leave a comment

Oh, hey there, I didn’t see you.

My name is Dave. I’m a 28-year-old man and I save animals for a living. I live with my amazing girlfriend and her son in a fancy Dallas suburb and — oh wait, let me back up a little bit.

Last year, around Easter time, Holly and I separated. I won’t get into specifics but it wasn’t an ugly separation. We lived together a while longer, but divorced almost a year ago to the day. We have each gone our separate ways since then. Freyja and Odin are with her, while Loki and Sherlock are with me. Oh wait, let me back up a little bit.

Loki actually joined our household before my last post here on FHF, but it was toward the end of 2012 so he only made it into that post twice by way of a couple adorable-as-fuck pictures. In case you don’t remember, he’s a cat and he just turned two years old three days ago. Sherlock joined us on January 8th. He’s a big, stupid, fluffy, sweet, black dog and during the first couple months of our separation he’s the one who kept me sane. I actually brought another dog home from work; her name was Trillian. Unfortunately after the divorce and after moving out I had to find a new home for her. She’s a cattle dog so I’m sure her new home out in the country is far more suitable for her.

Anyway, the divorce happened last September but it wasn’t until relatively recently (within the last six months) that we moved out of the house we bought mid-2012. I can’t speak for her, but I’m pretty sure we’re both a lot happier now than we were toward the end of our marriage, and we’re both better off.

So that’s what happened to all the things you, my six or seven fans, knew was going on. Since then I’ve met Nicole, we’ve traveled together, we’ve fallen in love, we’ve moved in together, we’ve combined our families (my cat and dog plus her dog and her son), and we’ve been incredibly supportive of one another through some pretty trying times.

Tonight my family is coming over for dinner. They’ve all met each other, but we’ll get to finally meet my brother’s girlfriend and her kid while watching the Green Bay Packers’ season opener and grilling brats. Tomorrow we’re heading out of town to visit Fredericksburg before I begin my new job on Monday. New job’s the same as the old one, but in a more convenient location and for considerably better pay.

Pardon my tardiness. A lot’s been going on. Oh, but I saw the new Ninja Turtles movie and y’know what? I sort of enjoyed it.


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