Friday, April 19, 2013

R is for Rescue

We're getting a puppy.

It's something Hubs and I have discussed on and off over the past year or so, and while we're both animal lovers, we wanted to wait until we felt the girls were old enough to handle having a dog (ie: not torment and/or kill it).  About a month ago our oldest started asking for a dog every few days.  The asking then turned to begging.  Hubs and I talked about it, then decided to think about it for a few days.  I went on Petfinder to see if there were any sheltered animals in our area that seemed to be a good match for our family.  Of course, after looking at the poor little things, lonely and in need of a home, I had to have a dog.  I used my skills in persuasion to convince Hubs that there are so many animals in need of a home, and all kids need a dog, and he and I both had dogs as children...needless to say, after a day or two he caved.

I found two puppies at a shelter near us, so I emailed the contact to inquire about the status of the dogs.  In the meantime a friend of mine shared a photo on Facebook of a puppy a friend of hers was fostering until it could be adopted.  When I saw the picture, I knew she was meant for us. I immediately messaged the woman and asked her about the puppy.  After a week of texting and phone calls, Hubs, the girls and I went to meet the foster and the puppy this afternoon.

The foster lady is such a nice woman, and she has SIX dogs, one cat, a horse and a chicken!  I don't know how she manages, but she seems to do so nicely.  The dogs were all friendly, and the girls had a fantastic time playing with them.  Our puppy, Sophie, was a bit timid at first, but after about five minutes she was over it.  She was jumping up to lick us, letting us pet her and play with her.  She's a precious, sweet little dog and we all just fell in love with her.

So it's been decided that Sophie will become a part of our family as soon as she's spayed next week.  We are so excited.  We can't wait to bring her home! I had to go straight to Pet Smart and spend way too much money on everything I thought Sophie might need (as well as some extra stuff).  When we got home I went online and ordered Sofie's personalized dog tag.

We're ready for you, Sophie!

1 comment:

  1. Awww, that's awesome! I love the name Sophie, and she seems like a really great dog! I'm glad you guys found your forever friend :) I'm trying to get my fiance on the dog wagon, but he's a mail carrier, and we all know how much dogs like mail carriers... haha