We are still missing Blackberry so much. She was such a wonderful dog and our house seems so different without her. I still look for her all of the time and our family walks are just not the same.
My husband and I decided we wanted another dog but we weren't in any big rush. Our wonderful neighbor and her family foster dogs and cats from many of our area shelters. I knew she would find the perfect rescue dog for our family. I told her we were looking for a new family dog that was mid-sized, kid-friendly, and absolutely positively NOT a puppy.
Nope, I am not a puppy person, I like my dogs house-broken and not chewing on everything.
Then last week she sent us a photo of her newest foster baby. He was almost eight weeks old and the only surviving puppy of his litter. He came to her very sick and the shelter had already written him off. But this little guy is a fighter and seems to just have a bad case of treatable intestinal parasites.
Three vets so far have no idea of his breed, but the best guess is some type of hound-mix. They think he is going to be lab-sized or smaller. And yes, he is a puppy.
My neighbor assured me that there was no pressure, she just thought he was cute and had to share. She often sends us pictures of her rescue animals. She knows I didn't want a puppy and she respects that decision.
However, I can admire his sweet face without any pressure. He is pretty adorable. For a puppy.
My husband doesn't want a puppy either. He completely 100% agrees with me that we are not getting a puppy.
Duke and Imp want a puppy, but all kids like puppies because they have no idea how much work they cause their humans. No ten-year-old is going to make this decision for me. Nope, we are NOT getting a puppy.
Well, maybe we will take him for an overnight just to give his foster mom a break. Yeah, that is a great idea. It will teach the boys to help people and animals out. I can handle a puppy for 24 hours. Then the kids can see how much work it is to keep a puppy. What a great idea!
Goodness, he is certainly cute when he sleeps. And he is already peeing on demand and hasn't had any accidents.
Look at those long little legs. He is pretty adorable, I guess, for a puppy.
But I don't like puppies.
Oh no, he has a perfect brown heart-shaped spot on his side. This is a game changer for sure.
I really don't want a puppy, but that is probably a sign that we should adopt him. Right? How many dogs have a perfect heart-shaped spot on their side? Maybe I do want THIS puppy? Maybe it is meant to be?
Yep, we adopted Piper, who is a puppy. And in 48 hours he is already an adored member of our family. He is a super-genius, according to my husband, as he pees on command and has not had any messes in his little dog cave. YET. I think my husband is delusional, but I guess he really loves this puppy.
And I am apparently am also a puppy-person. He woke me up at 4:15 this morning because he had to go outside to go the bathroom.
And I wasn't even mad. I think I even gave him a little kiss. Oh gosh...
It is true love. HELP!!!
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