It was a little over a year ago, we lost our beloved dogs, Sandy and Skoopi within a few days of each other.
My poor children have grieved heavily for the loss of their pets and were so traumatized by it. Zoey has helped immensely and has been the best thing to help our family adjust, but the whole family feels the void of going from two dogs to one. Add in that Zoey has been miserable since the kids started going to school all day long, because I'm apparently not nearly as fun as the kids. Zoey also has a terrible secret, she eats the house when she is left alone. Yes, the same beautiful house that the Juans built. Muy Malo, Zoey!
The Neighborsteins just adopted two beautiful puppies and since we got puppies with them last time, we were feeling the peer pressure. I wanted to adopt an older dog this time, but finding the right dog proved to be a challenge. We fell in love with one, but she was already adopted by the time our adoption application was approved. Another dog had 10 potential applicants and I started to feel just like I do when we are on a "Baby Chase" trying to adopting babies. I started to get anxious and felt defeated, just like when we are adopting. The ever patient and calm Mr. Man said, "La patience mon amour, the right dog will find us." And he was right.
On Saturday we visited an adoption fair put on by our very favorite rescue, Best Friends Animal Shelter. They are a no kill shelter that goes in to shelters and pulls animals out of high kill shelters when their time is up. This sweet little thing was put in AK's lap. This sweet little puppy is from the hood, South Central Los Angeles and comes complete with a tatoo. She was picked up off the streets and after two weeks at the South Central shelter her time was up. Best Friends stepped in and rescued her on Halloween, knowing this Labradorish pup would easily find a family.
"Oh Mama, Please can we keep her?"
I couldn't resist this little face.
And I couldn't resist those crooked ears either.
So she came home with us to start a new life.
We named her Ziggy Boo.
And we are smitten. Can you blame us?