At the beginning of July, I had to put my Goldie down. I don't talk about it because I still cry. To be quick about it, she had been walking funny and seemed like at times she didn't know what was going on. I took her to vet knowing what they'd tell me, but thinking I was over dramatizing the situation. She was getting very close to 15 and for a Corgi/Shelti mix, that's pretty old. They told me that she had arthritis and hip issues as well as what sounded like dementia. Her spine was riddled with it, and I couldn't handle knowing that she might fall down while I wasn't there and be stuck for what could be hours. I went home that morning without my girl.
When the girls came home, I told them when I was ready that we'd look for a puppy. I knew what I wanted. Either another Corgi or a little Westie. So much for my opinion! Last weekend, I had the brilliant idea to take them to the animal shelter "just to look". We fell hard for a brother and sister in the puppy section. They were 12 weeks old and adorable. I came back home and asked my husband about it. He's objection was still, "Why do you need two?". I have been trying to explain to him for years that we needed two since we're gone so much and they need company during the day. I reexplained my point and off me and the girls went. I took Amy with me and that was probably a good thing since I bawled through most of the paperwork. The whole thing just made me really miss my girl.
So much for small...meet our newest additions to the family, Lab/Shepherd mix puppies...Charlie and Molly.
Charlie is the brown one that I lovingly refer to as "my little Marmaduke" and Molly is the little black one who's looks are very deceiving. She is the instigator of the pair and he's just pretty laid back and stubborn. She looks and feels just like a Lab with the smooth, soft hair and Charlie takes after the Shepard with the shorter, courser hair. He's huge...so much for small!
So far, so good, but I did pick up a copy of Cesar Millan's puppy book this weekend and keep telling them that good puppies do not bother mommy's plants! We're still working on that one.