Thursday, August 5


Giving up Missy has created a hole in our home.  I don't know about anyone else, but I was missing the company.  When the boys go to bed, the house becomes a quiet place.  Missy was a great comfort to me.

Matt and I discussed adopting another dog.  We discussed breed, gender, size, age, hair length, everything really.  But in the end, we decided we may not be 100% ready for our ideal dog.  Instead, we decided to enroll in a foster program with a local shelter.

How it works is we tell them what we're willing to have in our home and then when a dog comes into the shelter that matches us, we get a call that we can foster that dog.  We're responsible for his or her care until it comes to be that the dog can be placed in a permanent home.

On Sunday, the woman from the shelter brought us Roo, a seven year old male mini-dachshund.  So far, he's fitting in really well.  He is pretty low key, doesn't chase balls or want to play too much.  He barks when left alone, which is annoying, but over all he's great.  He hasn't destroyed anything and seems to be adjusting to the house well.  He only had 2 accidents the first day he was here and he's been great since then.  At night, he likes to cuddle up on the couch and bury his nose in the blanket and pillows.  If I'm close by, he'll curl up next to me.  And, he's pretty good with the boys.  He has no issue with them either way, although he's more interested in Payton than Maxwell.

If you're interested in adopting Roo, just give me a "holler" and we'll get you in contact with the right people! :)

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