I’ve had my dog Marty for almost a month now.  He’s a 2-year-old dachshund, Jack Russell-mix.  And he’s completely derailed my professional life. ACK!  He’s a snuggly, sleepy, jumpy, poopy, sweet little baby, and I haven’t been able to write like a champ since I’ve gotten him.

But I love him! In AVATAR-fashion, we have bonded and are now inseparable.

I haven’t had a constant in my daily life in years. My personal life leaves something to be desired, and I’m much more comfortable as a solo flyer. I got used to being alone.

Now, I have to accommodate for another life.  I’m responsible for him. Slowly, I know I will get my writing and professional groove back.  I have to.  I’m responsible for a lot more than just Marty now.  There’s been ups-and-downs already, but today I realized that I don’t care.

I’m not alone anymore.

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Adam Sass

ADAM SASS is a journalist and copy editor for Mediaplanet, which prints in USA Today. His short story appeared in the anthology STARLING SCI-FI: NEW TALES OF THE BEYOND and was nominated for Best Science Fiction Story by Writer’s Digest. He lives in New York City with his husband and two dachshunds.

Keep up with Adam’s pop culture blogging at GeeksOut.org and on his (over)active Twitter: @TheAdamSass.