Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Addition


New Addition, originally uploaded by scoobers1.

So, here she is!

My new addition was found wandering down a busy road here in Tempe by my friend 'KB' and her husband. She had no collar or tags and after no one in the immediate area claimed her they took her back home to get her watered, fed and checked out. Aside from being dehydrated and scabbed over, from what looks to be a cat-attack, she appears to be a healthy, bouncy, little pup!

There is some debate over what kind of mix she may be but the consensus is that she is a lab mix. I did a search of the "Lost Dog" sites and have not found anything. To be honest, I want to stop looking because I feel that she belongs with me. Had I picked a dog at the Humane Society, I would have chosen a female lab/mix. She is perfect. Affectionate and so much fun. I love her already.

I have to admit I have guilt knowing that Scoobie passed away only two weeks ago and when I look at the pup I feel sad thinking about how much I miss her. Scoobie will only ever be Scoobie and I could not have loved her any more. Instead of thinking of the puppy as a replacement, I have to think she came along at this time for a reason.

I will take her in, like I did Scoobs, give her love and care for her in return and as a thanks to her for filling an empty space.

9 comments:

Rebekah said...

AWE, so sweet sleeping.

Lori said...

What a sweet looking puppy. Good Luck with the potty training! Any names yet?
I think your new dog is very lucky to have found someone to take her in, and she probably doesn't want you looking for her lost home either.

Wendy said...

Stop looking! She is home. She looks so content. I never think of new animals as replacements, just another animal who needed a home and I was able to provide one. Any ideas for names yet?

mommy said...

The puppy is adorable. I have so many questions for you! She found you! That's the way to get a dog! Happiness and fun. xoxo

kimmyk said...

what's her name???
oh this just about made me cry!!

she found you...lovely story.

Christine said...

She is adorable. How about a name contest. She's a hard one to name as she's sort of a tomboy.....
Zoey, Ellie, Madison (Maddy), Luca, Edingson (jk Jenni :) Grubby, Nildy......Off the top of my head that's it. Does she want a middle name? :)

Jenni said...

Oh, she's ADORABLE! She definitely came to you for a reason, and I'm glad you've found each other. She looks like a lab/pitt mix to me - very cute.

I agree with Christine about the name contest. I like Luna. Although, Edingson has a nice ring to it as well.... :)

Sandi said...

Very sweet dog. Scoobie would be happy for you. I would suggest you call this one "Doobie" but I think that's some kind of drug. So, never mind.

Mandy Lou said...

How cute is she?!?! And how perfect that she found you - it was meant to be!