We knew that Zander needed his own pet. My kids all love animals. Quintus has Roxie. Jason has Max. Zander needed a dog.
However, we didn’t know how another dog would fit into the home. Max is a difficult one. Much loved but difficult. We always joke that Roxie has ADHD, so we didn’t know how another dog would fit in.
For a long time we said no to even the slightest thought of another dog. Then last week I decided we were wrong not to get him his own pet. Very wrong. I was right.
We looked for the perfect dog. I wanted to adopt a SPCA dog. That makes it more difficult.
He saw this photo of a SPCA dog and fell in love. Let me tell you the photo was not pretty lol He saw something I did not.
We went to meet her and the moment he walked into her cage we knew they were perfect for each other. She got onto his lap and just sat there. When he got up she chased him around her little cage. Stood against him for hugs and went to sit on his lap again.
So we adopted her
I was obviously worried when we took her home. I wanted to be sure that she would be okay and that our other dogs would be okay.
I took them to “neutral” grounds in our yard and I could immediately see that they were fine with each other. She walked into the house as if she had always been there.
Let me tell you, the dog Zander saw was pretty. Much prettier than I thought.
She absolutely adores him. She follows him everywhere. Doesn’t leave his side for one moment.
The only real problem we have had, is that she is very protective of her bed. She doesn’t want the other dogs (or people – except Zander) near her when she is next to him, in her bed.
I am sure in time, this too will get better.
She is much loved already. So glad we decided to take her. So glad she decided to choose Zander. They are a perfect match.
Please don’t shop. Adopt.