I knew it wouldn’t last long. Being a family without a dog, I mean. It’s been about five months since we had to put our beloved Keidi (a mini-dachshund) down. She had severe kidney failure and the vet said even with treatment there was no hope of a complete recovery and she was pretty miserable. At that point we knew what we had to do.
My husband’s been very mopey for that last several weeks. I knew it was time for another dog. We went to several rescue’s last Saturday. Man, that was difficult. I wanted to take them all home with me, but, we didn’t see anything that we thought might fit our family; so we thought we’d be going home alone again. At the last minute we ended up at the local Petsmart store. On Saturday’s they have various Humane Society and other shelters in for a few hours for pet adoptions and there he was…
He’s already fitting in with the rest of the family. At first they didn’t know what to think of each other. I had a feeling that with both of them being rescue animals and around other animals they would be fine together, and after a couple of rounds of growling and hissing at each other, they decided to calm down and be friends.
I just keep looking at these wonderful little animals and can’t get over how many there are to be rescued still. It really bothers me to think about them locked up in crates all day. Only to be let out briefly enough for a volunteer to walk them or let them out for a bit and then back they go.
If you’re thinking about bringing a loving cat or dog into your family I really hope you would check out your local Humane Society or Animal shelter. You never know, you may find the perfect pet for your family!~Bam