Of course he couldn't say no, wouldn't say no, has a heart as big as they come. How could he say NO with 6 pairs of eyes (including the other dog) staring at him and this question posed....."do ya love her already Papa, cuz I can tell she likes you?"
Then Sweet Man posed the questions he has been asking for 30 something years...."now what are you going to do in order for us to successfully keep the dog?" Gerea......with a long list including the giving of food, water, clean up no matter where the mess, etc, etc. Ry..."I'm going to watch her grow up to be the best dog ever." "Yes but what are you going to do"? "uh, play with my toys". So there you have SM's homecoming on the 4th.
So there is officially a new member of our household. We found out from her previous owners...and that is a whole 'nother kettle of fish heads, that she is supposedly a Shiz Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier. I don't know for sure...I guess that would make her a Tsukie. And she will let us know what her name is in time. The folks before nemed her Leia as in StarWars. I think she looks a little like an Ewok but no huge buns on each side of her head.
Some of the names we have bounced around are Bert for Liberty, Indie for Independence, Sparkle, Zuzu, Sosa, Snark, Widget, Nod, Scootles, Sassafras, Ellie (Ry's contender) or whatever will be, will be. Update on this date....her name is Ms. Ellie Mae Scootles of Cibola County, fresh off the big rez.
It was rather embarrasing 4th of July night because the folks who threw her away were there with their kids at the party. We walked in and they started bitching about us being there and making them look bad in front of their kids. Well, let's see who are the ones who couldn't keep her cuz she chewed too many things and could not be trained? The dog is 3 1/2 months old for goodness sake. She's a .....let's chews (haha) our words carefully, a puppy. I used the word threw her away because..............she is the 5th dog they have gotten rid of in the past 6 months. "We just don't seem to be able to find the right indoor dog". Oh potty mouth has a how long list of things they can do with themselves. Then their kids told us that one of their Rottweiler's had tried to get to the puppy and kill her so their Dad had told them he just put her out by the side of the road. When I heard that.......my heart just sunk for those kids...how horrible to have that as a role model for treating animals and others as though they are disposable.
But for "what's her name", score....she landed in doggie heaven, calm assertive potty mouth training, 5 humans at her beck and call (yes SM already) and another dog who wants to play with her and a cat who will teach her everything she needs to know about avoidance tactics and survival training. Right now he (the cat) is teaching her how to stare and give that eat s**t and die look. But this too will pass, in time.
Thanks for all the encouragement my lovelies....I love your big hearts.