I was nine and all I wanted in the whole wide world was a puppy.
Specifically a little black ball fur who jumped into my arms
Every time I saw him…
And one day, when he jumped, my mom said yes!
I named him:
Captain Timothy Carver….
After an ancestor who sailed the seven seas….
And that little dog helped me navigate the winds of childhood.
And still to this day,
He reminds me I can weather any storm… because we did.