Great news on the animal front!
Since Potential Puppy was being fostered at a rescue where I happen to have friends, we were able to act pretty quickly. We ended up having her delivered yesterday, which was pretty awesome! Talk about service! My mom was kind enough to hang out at the house while she got acquainted with our other dog. Absolutely no issues whatsoever. Hurdle #1 cleared!
Then Pool Boy got home. Franny is DEFINITELY Pool Boy’s dog, so I was a little concerned she’d go in to jealousy mode once he got home, but still no issues. Hurdle #2 cleared!
From there mom and Pool Boy went to fetch Donovan. This was my biggest concern. Would Franny get over-protective? Would Potential Puppy hide from Donovan (or worse??)
I got home probably 5 minutes after they arrived with Donovan and they were one big happy family. Donovan was ecstatic. ECSTATIC I tell you. I thought his little toddler head was going to explode. Two dogs?? TWO DOGS??? Especially since she’s nearly identical to Franny. It was like we took his favorite thing on the planet and cloned it. Potential Puppy was awesome. She let Donovan pet her and cuddle her and wallow around on her and didn’t seem to mind a bit. Hurdle #3 cleared!
Our last concern was how she would be on walks with Franny. Would they fight? Would she be aggressive with other dogs while outside and/or on a leash? So, off we went. Once again it couldn’t have gone better!! Finally, hurdle #4 cleared. By the time we went to bed last night I had texted the rescue to say she was definitely coming to live with us.
There’s a small part of me that feels guilty… like maybe Tres deserves to be mourned for longer and that maybe I’m not honoring his memory by “replacing” him so quickly. But I could never replace him, and Tres wouldn’t want me to be sad forever. Plus, I think he’d be happy that another sweet “special needs” animal (whose odds of getting adopted weren’t stellar) had found a good home.
The text from her www.petfinder.com page said:
What a precious face… Miss Cyrus is a wiggle butt lover! Cyrus was left at the pound by her prior owner. When we saw her sweet face and felt her snuggle against our legs, we knew she needed to come with us! Cyrus was taken to the vet where her medical conditions were evaluated. In subsequent months, Cyrus has had to have one eye removed due to injury, a mammory cyst removed and has endured heartworm treatment. Thru it all; this gal has maintaned her love for life and her sweet and gentle natured personailty. Now Miss Cyrus has a new and improved healthy body to go with her sweet sweet waggy gal smile. Cyrus is ready for a new home. She is happy, healthy and ready to share all her love with a new human, She is spayed, current on shots, on heartworm prevention and is microchipped. She has a new lease on life and would love to share it with you.
How could we NOT adopt her?? Also, if you haven’t checked out Petfinder.com yet, I highly recommend you have a look next time you’re looking for a new pet! It’s like Match.com for animals that need homes. If you’re only looking for a purebred, still have a look. A shocking number of purebreds end up in the pound (our 2 Cocker’s, for example).
I’ve renamed her Bonny (since she only has one eye, I thought I’d go with a “pirate” themed name). She’s settled right in like she’s been here forever. She has her favorite chair, she sleeps with me at night, and she follows me wherever I go… which is awesome. I’m so happy to have her, and she seems pretty happy to have me too!