I got Harper about a week before I finished undergrad. I had wanted a dog for a long time, and living in an apartment I knew I needed something small. My roommate found this cutie on Craigslist and I knew I had to have her.
She's a malti-poo (maltese and poodle mix) and when I got her she was only four months old. She weighed four pounds and was pretty much a big ball of fur. The first family that had her named her Cuddles (I try not to hold this against them since I'm sure one of their young kids gave her the name :) but I knew even before I got her that I wanted to name her Harper. I was student teaching at the time and one of my students' little sisters was named Harper. I just thought it was the cutest name ever, and not something I'd heard much before. When I saw this puppy I knew she was my Harper.
I'm not sure when I started calling her Harper Grace, but it just seemed to fit. Not every dog is cool enough to have a middle name, but HG is just too special for one name, haha.
Now Harper is a whopping 8 pounds, and 5 years old! I live by myself right now, and so I am especially happy to have her greeting me each day when I get home. One of these days, I'd love to get a second dog - Harper loves playing with her doggy friends - but I can't as long as I'm living in an apartment. Hopefully someday soon!
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