Last week was National Dog Day – A day to raise Awareness for homeless dogs, rescue dogs, dogs in shelters, dogs that might get put down if someone doesn’t adopt them. I knew that when I did get ready to get a dog it would be from one of the shelters.
I live in a tiny space, I can’t have too big a dog, I don’t want too small a dog, I don’t have a fenced yard, I .… ; I had a list of excuses. Thursday one of my daughters posted a photo to my Facebook page of a dog that was up for adoption. Friday morning, I had a dog.
Well, he was darn cute and several people chimed in on just how cute he was and that he looked like one of the family. I thought I might as well go check him out. I had nothing else to do that day.
We spent some time in a ‘play room’ and when I left the room to ask a few questions, I found him waiting by the door when I came back. Hmmm.
Looking at him in my car I thought ‘What have I gotten myself into?’
A trip to the pet store for food, dishes, a leash, toys, and a number of other necessities confirmed he was indeed an adorable dog. He found admirers all over the store.
At the drive through picking up a burger (for me, not him) the girl counted out my change “$3.81 And THAT is an adorable dog!’’ she gushed.
At the stop light the woman next to me took time out from her singing to give a big, squealing “Awwww! ’’
I didn’t have a name and considered - with a lot of help - a ton of them. I considered
for his short little legs, or Brad Pitt just because he is so darn cute.
I could call
him Prince, because he is definitely charming, or Casanova, because he loves
everybody. I needed to sleep on it. Toulouse
He was listed as a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix but I don’t know. He is a mix of something. Corgi I would think, and Sheltie perhaps – he has a Collie face. He is young enough to be playful and old enough to be house broke.
Right now he is sleeping at my feet, next to my desk, looking quite cute and innocent. I’m so very glad I got him. He is not just adorable, he is going to be an excellent companion, and a good excuse to take those ‘daily’ walks I’ve been putting off too many times.
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