Friday, August 15, 2014

Two New Family Members

I’m not a pushover. Really!
But I’ve wanted another mini schnauzer and have looked for one. Then I saw a mini schnauzer mix puppy on our shelter site. She had come in with a terrier mix, so it would be a given we’d take both if approved.
So we headed for the Animal Friends of the Valleys adoption event at Petco in Temecula last Saturday to look at Mindy and Annie. But I was told they were at the shelter. While I’m talking to a volunteer Bob is looking at a tan little dog in one of the crates. When I went over he said “look at him” and I knew it was love at first sight. There was five year old Dutch who needed a forever home. One of the volunteers gave us a leash and we took turns walking him. Dutch loved being out of the crate and walking around. I went in to say we wanted to adopt Dutch while Bob had guy/dog bonding time. I walked around while we waited to meet Dutch’s foster dad and there was this sweet faced Chihuahua in a crate who gave me the ‘Hey! Would you please pay the nice lady so we could go home?” I walked away but I looked back and you know what that means. Olive was also five years old, had come in as a stray unwed mother to be with the last of her two puppies adopted that day. This was her second adoption event. The first one wasn’t good for her because she freaked out when they separated her from her puppies. So we paid the nice lady and Olive came home with us along with Dutch.
Katie and Hunter accepted them right away and it’s been wild play time around here. A few house training issues but that’s nothing new. They’re in perfect health and Dutch visited our groomer on Wednesday for a bath while I took Olive to our Petco for some girl bonding and shopping time. She took it easier since our Petco is quieter and I wanted her used to being out.
The sad thing is it’s obvious these two were abused in the past. Dutch even has scars on his back. But now they’re spoiled and loved. Hunter politely reminds Olive that I belong to him and I do mean he’s polite about it since he likes to put on his paw me and give me kisses.
Dutch is daddy’s boy. He even cries and howls when Bob goes to work so we’re working on that.
They’re precious dogs that had been there for some months and they needed a home to call their own. Now that they have one.
Taking pictures is a challenge because Dutch doesn’t like the sound of the camera shutter, but I caught video of all of them playing.
New babies!

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