Sunday, June 15, 2008

Puppies are free

Saturday afternoon we came in to find a message; my friend Karen Wrigley had called. She was at the 4-H tent at the park on Sontag road, and there were Australian Shepherd pups, free to a good home. I called my friend Melissa who had been looking for one since she lost hers a year ago. I had adopted Belle, our 2 year old Aussie, last October from the Humane Society. I made a quick decision to add a pup to our fracas of furry critters. My husband looked like a deer caught in headlights! He stuttered and sputtered , "You'll have to house break it." Fine.

Melissa and I and three kids, her daughter Sam and the neighboring twins, Dakota and Haley, raced over in my H2 and took both sisters. We had a box big enough for them both set in the way back of the H. Good thing I lined the box with water proof material, because one of the sisters had diarrahea, and I thought the trio of puppy lovers in the back seat would lose their lunch!

EEWWWW!! Pull over!

We pulled over and Melissa and I cleaned up as well as possible, and continued on with the girls holding their noses and exclaiming, "They have poo on them!"

Welcome to puppy 101!

They are so cute, 10 weeks old and had beginning shots and worming.Our pup, is named Penny. Samantha has called hers Mitzy, which her Mom decided today, just won't work, so she is now called Jazzy, short for Jasmine.

Today we took the pups to the creek, and both of them had a swim. They both like the water, and since it isn't too deep, they went right in.

They wore themselves out. When we got back to Melissas',they collapsed on the porch. Then the no-furs got in the pool, while the furred went under the pool and laid in the muddy shade. The sisters wrapped together and slept for a good 3 hours. Penny had to be pried away, and she's now napping at my feet, but that's only because Bob isn't home. She took right to him, and to my surprise, he to her! Looks like Bob has his dog and I have mine!

The cats are not excited at all.


Becky Mushko said...

As the saying goes, "The best things in life are free."

But as all animal owners know, there is no such thing as a free pet. Those expenses keep rolling in.

However, as all animal lovers know, our critters are worth every penny.

Amy Hanek said...

They are adorable. I just puppy-sat for my friend and am exhausted. I loved having her over, but I already have 3 kids, 2 cats and 1 hamster!!

Amy Tate said...

Oh my goodness - how adorable! I remember getting my very first Border Collie. It puked all over me on the way home. I screamed and cried just like your girls. As Mom pulled over to rescue me, the pup licked me clean. I still get grossed out everytime I think about it! LOL
How can something so adorable make such a mess? It must be so we'll love 'em anyway!

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