Monday, June 02, 2008

Introducing Sadie!

So the dog gods were against us for a while, and Miss Bijou will remain with her foster parents. It is the best situation for everyone and we are glad she has a loving home. So we've been searching around, checking out shelters and Craigslist. And we've found her. Meet Sadie!

She is about a year old, in great health, and such a sweetheart. We went to the Wake County animal shelter on Sunday and met a bunch of dogs, but she impressed us with her gentle disposition, great manners and fun personality. She is a total mutt, we have NO idea where to even start, but I think she is adorable. Check out the blue tongue!

After much deliberation at the shelter, we decided to go for it. Then all the sudden we were dog owners! She was great in the lobby with lots of kids and cats in crates, didn't pay them any attention. She was a bit nervous about getting in the car, we had to lift her in eventually, but she was a great passenger.

Isn't she pretty!? Such a sweet girl. Her previous owner became ill with cancer and couldn't keep her, but did a great job teaching her to sit, shake, wait, etc. Definitely a few puppy classes in our future, but a great start. She is fabulously housetrained as well.. she has been a champ so far. And Trent gave her a great bath on the lawn and she sat patiently through the whole thing. Loves to play, even managed a bit of fetching this morning. I am so in love.

We took her straight to Target and Petco to buy her a fancy leather collar, leash, shampoo and a brush and lots of toys and treats. We are totally new parents. But she is great about being brushed, really mellow about food, and plays well with her toys instead of begging or being too rowdy. We have a lot to learn about her, but so far we have been terribly impressed. She slept all night on a blanket by our bed and we went on a great run this morning. She is sequestered into one room today, in case she is a bit more nuts than we thought, but I bet she's doing great. Our schedules are flexible enough that she won't be in there for too long. And we loaded up her kong with peanut butter, so I bet that kept her busy.

So get ready for lots of doggie pics and stories, we definitely feel like new parents and are excited about our growing family. I am taking her to the dog park today to see how she does, so far she has been great with other dogs. And she will go to the vet tomorrow to make sure she is a healthy gal. Maybe they can tell us what breed she might be! 100% mutt, is my guess.

Lots of other news, my parents came to visit and we had a wonderful time. They were troopers about the unfinished kitchen and a big help in the yard. We ate out every night and Chapel Hill was at its finest. I also ran a triathlon on Saturday, lots and lots of pictures to come (thanks Trent!). It was beautiful but tough, but I managed to beat Tri Professor, much to his dismay. Go me!

June is starting with a bang! Can't wait to see what else is in store for us.

6 comments:

MissEm said...

Congrats! She must have some chow in her with that blue tongue. Do I need to throw you a dog-shower?

fdavidson said...

She's adorable! What a lucky girl to have you and it sounds like you are off to a great start. Keep a corner of your heart for Ms P, however.

MissScientistSF said...

Oh, Miss P will always be my number one. No one could spoon like her! Glad you like her. She definitely has some chow in her, the blue tongue and the curly tail, but a lot of other stuff is in there too!

Lesley said...

Oh my gosh I am so jealous! I agree with Em, I think a dog-shower is in order.

Haley said...

How cute! I'm so happy for u guys. Give her a big hug from auntie Haley ;-)

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