We really wanted to adopt a senior dog, but sometimes things in life happen the way they are suppose to happen...........
Steve and I decided I would drive over to NC to pick our new baby up and after some thinking we decided it would be better for all if he stayed with our other babies so they would not be to upset when we came home with a new doggie. They are always really well taken care of by our incredible doggie sitter Julie if we have to go out of town on a job, but this time we thought it better that one of us stayed home. I had the idea to ask Laura our associate and friend if she would consider going with me on this long drive. We left Sunday late morning and we spend the night so we could pick up Charmin on Monday morning and then make the drive back home.
After a long car ride we arrived home. Charmin was a perfect angel all the way home spending most of the drive (like 99% cuddling up to me and giving kisses) on the backseat with me, thank you Laura for driving to give her and me time to bond. After arriving home Steve brought Rosie (our lab) into the yard for them to meet, that went great..........Rosie (we adopted... her last year) was a perfect Angel. Now the introduction to Max (our main man cat) was a little bit of a different story...........his hackles went up.......he looked like the mean cat from the wicked witch, so in turn Charmin put her hackles up and charged forward, I told her no and she came right back (she was on the leash) sat in front of me like to say I am sorry mommy. Long story short Max followed us all over the yard strutting his stuff to let her know that the yard was HIS..........but all went well, he did the same when we adopted Rosie and every time we took her out he came closer and closer and eventually they did accept each other, so our hope is the same will happen. Next stop.........bringing Rosie and Charmin into the house.........worked great. They even started to play, but mommy only let it go so far, Charmin just had an operation so until the staples come out, please guys take it easy. Mousey has to take all this in from the safety of her crate home, she will get her chance tomorrow........I thought that Charmin had enough changes to take in for one day and tomorrow is another day ........after all we traveled for almost 7 hours and I thought why push it. Steve is not to sure if he likes the name Charmin............he started to call her Ginger we shall see how that goes......she is really sweet and soft like Charmin, but who has a dog named after toilette tissues........I guess he is afraid that if he goes outside calling her name that our neighbors here in the mountains who are ever so helpful would bring us some toilette tissue because he was in distress Anyway the name part is still open...... One thing is for sure.......the staff at the shelter in NC and at the Veterinarian are so right, she is a total sweetheart. By the way, Laura is not only my friend but also our associate photographer, so she recorded the whole thing and as soon as she sends me some of the files I will post some photos........thank you again Laura for doing that too.
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