Monday, March 9, 2009

Serendipity

I kinda got a dog this weekend! It wasn’t planned or anything. On Friday I came home and there was a dog in my house. Turns out the woman who gave us our one dog Sammy just couldn’t handle the amount of dogs she has at the moment. She asked my mother if we could watch over him for a while to give her a break, aka keep him. She’s a breeder and not a lot of people are buying $1200 dogs at the moment.

At first I was really mad. My mom is such a pushover and anytime a person asks for a favor, even a big one like this, she does it. That’s why this woman asked my mom. I had every intention of making my mom return the dog today.

However, I kind of fell in love with this dog.

First of all this woman did not take care of him. He’s only a few months old and I don’t think she ever gave this dog a bath or a cut. His hair was super long and all matted and mangy looking. He smelled like stale smoke and his ears were so dirty that we actually thought he might have mites. I brought him to my aunt’s house and she helped clean him up. It took almost 2 hours just to cut his hair it was so bad. Then we gave him a bath and cleaned out his ears.

He looked like a totally different dog! What was once white hair that looked almost gray was sparkling. He no longer smelt like a bar and his ears looked healthy and there were luckily no bugs present!

Over the weekend we really bonded. I took him to the park and to the beach and he just became my shadow. Everywhere I went this dog followed. When I would leave he actually started to cry. My mom told me he would run from room to room looking for me! How could I give him up?? Plus, I was defiantly NOT giving him back to the lady.

Now the dog is officially mine and I am obsessed. It killed me to leave him to go to work today. So far though he has been so good! No accidents in the house, yet, and he is super quiet. He is a total mush and will lay on your lap forever.

P.S. I named him Winston! As soon as I figure out how to upload pictures from my new camera I will post a picture!

4 comments:

erin - heart in ireland said...

That is sad that the breeder didn't take care of the dog. And he sounds adorable! Can't wait to see pictures!

Karen said...

Well, congrats!

AY@tes said...

Congrats on the new dog. I only wish that it had come under better circumstances. Having a puppy love is one of the best things on the planet (next to the love of a child)

Winston is an awesome name for him.

erin - heart in ireland said...

just wanted to let you know that i love you blog and i've awarded you the love ya award :)