5 months ago
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I had no idea when Philip and Momcat left to run errands this morning that they actually were hatching a devious plan. Since Saturday morning is frequently the time that they leave to do human bean-type stuff, my siblings and I thought nothing of it. Until they got home at about 10:30 a.m. with a DAWG!!!!
They seem to like her a lot. And I must admit that even though she's been here less than 12 hours, I've already touched noses with her and think she might be okay. IF she's willing to take my instruction.
Maggie is only 10-weeks old, so she can learn a lot from me. Since Butch and Sundance are also still babies (7 months) they're likely to get used to having a dog around pretty quickly. She seems pretty smart for a dog. She's already responding to her name, has peed only twice inside but 5 times outside, and thank goodness has done her Number 2 Business outside as well! (I really don't like doggy stinkies in my house.)
She is a black lab/boxer mix. She's going to be a big girl. You should see the size of her paws! She ate a mammoth-size meal for dinner.
Momcat and Philip are doing a good job of teaching her how to be the kind of dog that even we cats can tolerate. One of the signs that this was the right decision? Our previous dog, Daisy, was a lab/pointer mix. We all loved her. Including me. She lived for almost 12 years and was the best dog in the world. She passed away quickly a few years ago and the family has mourned for her. Momcat, when she hears the word Daisy, feels that her guardian dog is looking out for her.
So today when Momcat and Philip were signing the adoption papers they were discussing what they'd like to call our new forever friend. Joey, the office manager at the shelter, said, "Well, you might want to pick your own name, but we've been calling her Daisy." Momcat and Philip looked at each other. When it's right, it's right.
So I'm going to give this pup a chance. So far, she's been no trouble. In fact, I'm in my crow's nest in the family room, watching her right now as Momcat types for me. Maggie is asleep on a blanket on the floor. Even I must admit that she's pretty cute. (Although she passed gas and that's not a smell I've experienced since our Daisy was around.)
Stash Report Week #3
Stash In: 6.5 yds (3 yds for borders and binding, 3.5 yds for ConKerr Cancer pillowcases)
Stash Out: 0
Here's to love between species,