Well, I'm not sure if I posted about this or not but...last Saturday I had to put down my dog. She was a great natured Siberian Husky, who was going on 16. I really had no choice, she was barely able to get around anymore, she had survived being hit by a truck 2 years ago, had severe arthritis in her back, and just a long long life for a big dog.
It's been really hard to even look in my backyard, because I'm so used to seeing her there that it's kind of shocking when I look out and don't see her. But I know this was all for the best. Still breaks my heart though...why does doing the right thing have to be so hard sometimes???
Anyhow, I've known for a while now that she wouldn't make it much longer and that if I were to think about getting another dog, it would be an indoor small dog. I've been looking here and there, off and on and decided that I would probably be inclined to get either a pug or pekingese...but was open to other suggestions. I told my boyfriend to start checking our local animal shelter, when he was able.
He called me yesterday and wanted to know if I wanted to look at a 10-month-old cocker spaniel...I guess one of the girls at the shelter took her only to prevent her from being euthanized, but didn't really have the time to take care of her. I haven't heard real good things about cockers and said that I would maybe see her, but wasn't really too keen on it and probably would decide not to take her. So, we thought about it some more and decided that we would just give her a call and tell her that we would pass. He calls and leaves her a message saying that we were passing on the cocker, but asked if she would keep an eye out for a pekingese or a pug, we would appreciate it. It wasn't 10 minutes later, she called him back and told him that she had just gotten a call from an older couple that was coming to bring a 6-month-old pekingese and drop it off at the shelter! Now what are the chances of this happening???? So, off to the animal shelter he goes...he calls right away to say that he fell in love with it and it looks like we have ourselves a new puppy! Woo hoo. I am so excited. I haven't even seen him yet, but I know that he (Taz) will be a great addition to my house and will definitely cheer me up with all that is going on in my life right now.
Can't wait to meet him!!! Only an hour left to go....will send you an update on Monday...let you all know how the weekend goes!!
Wish me luck! =)