On Sunday, February 13, 2011, we picked up a new friend. Her name is Chloe!
We found her at the shelter. She had been there for only 11 days and was curled-up and trying to get some sleep while the bigger, louder dogs barked all around her. At first, we walked right by her because she was the same color as her pillow, but on my second pass through the kennel, I caught her looking at me.
She is a bit younger than what we were looking for. We wanted a 2-year-old + dog, but she is about six months old. We don’t know what she is. She looks a bit like a Yorkie at times but then other times she looks like a Schnauzer. Yes, a bit of a mutt but she’s so sweet. Her first couple of nights went well. She’s quite taken with The Girl right now. We will be working on house training, which she sort of already knows and leash manners.
Please wish us luck, because our last shelter experience was not a positive one. We want this little gal to be a happy, member of the family. As you can see from the above photo, her first car ride went swimmingly.
BTW, I wanted to name her Lisbeth or some other literary reference but the kids wouldn’t go for it. Oh, and pardon the photo. I took it with my Blackberry.
Also, I don’t know what it is with me, pets and holidays but all of my pets (their births, their deaths, their adoptions) seem to fall on, or near holidays. My beloved cat of 17 years came to me on St. Patty’s Day and died on Valentine’s Day, three years ago. I sort of took the adoption date of this little gal as a sign. A good one.