Monday, April 14, 2008


OMG!!! WE GOT A PUPPY!!! i am so excited you have no idea!!! after thinking that no rescue group would ever let us have one (getting rejected SUCKS)...we got approved for her yesterday after our home visit!!!!! and here i was, worried about our "home" (aka tiny apartment) and they actually loved it! they were super impressed with how much green space there is around our apartment and the fact that we can walk to 2 different parks, one of which has a huge dog park area. so pretty much as soon as the lady left, she called us to say we had been approved and she was ours!!

SOOOO here's the scoop on our newest family member. They're estimating she's 5-6 months old, but they really have no idea because she was found abandoned on the side of the road 2 months ago. She was TINY (undernourished) when they found her, but once they placed her in the foster home she became really healthy and grew quite a bit! She's only about 15-20 pounds right now, but they're thinking she may get as big as 40 pounds because her paws are gigantic! As far as breed, that's another unknown. She DEFINITELY has beagle in her, because her coloring is just like a beagle. They also think she has foxhound in her because she has super long legs and she's very trim and athletic looking. So to me, she looks like a very tall skinny beagle...hehe.

They named her Spencer and we actually LOVE the name!! (and trying to find a name both me and Sailor Boy like has been hard!!) Plus, she's already learned it and responds to it, so we're definitely not changing it. They other awesome thing about her...she's housebroken!! seriously, it's almost too good to be true! of course, she will probably still have a few accidents because she'll be getting used to a new space, but overall, she's apparently really good at letting you know when she wants to go out. She also knows sit and stay already...she's really smart! Her foster mother just loves her and said she has obviously spent alot of time training her and working with her. She said she would only let her be adopted to a good home and she felt like we would be a perfect place for Spencer...I was so touched!

They are going to spay her this week for us and then we can pick her up early next week!!! So we basically have this week to get ready and puppy proof the house and then she's ours!!! Unfortunately, my camera is acting up, so I wasn't able to take any pictures of her when she was at our house yesterday, but I stole some from the adoption website:

I'm just so excited...I can't believe she's really ours. We (alright, I) have wanted a dog practically forever, it's just so great we are actually getting one! She's just so lovable and fun and sweet, so it's just that much better. As Sailor Boy says "she's just a really cool dog, and I wanted to make sure we would get a cool dog".

Hope everyone is having a fabulous day!! I'm sure i'll be posting more about Spencer soon!

1 comment:

kristy said...

Oh what a cutie!

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