Tuesday, December 6, 2011

That time where we went to Petsmart for fish filters...

... and came home with a dog.

Meet Samantha. It was instant love.  She had a rough life before us.  Puppy mill baby maker, kept in a dog run, and - by the way she shies away from men and loud noises, probably beaten by men.

We've been keeping ourselves open to getting a dog for a few years now.  But, both Hubband and I rescued our dogs growing up and felt it was important to continue rescuing.  There are some breeds I'm dead set against.  There are certain breeds hubband was dead set against. Eventually, we discovered the indomitable bulldog.  Kid friendly, sturdy, and cute... Oh so cute.

We had been checking in with some of the local bulldog rescue organizations, and never found the "one".  As much as I would like to say I could totally take on whatever issues the dog has, because if it's "the one" then it's "the one".  But the fact is I have three little boys, who do - and always will, take first place in my list of priorities.  I know I'm gonna have some haters for that statement, but it's true.  I love my kids more than I love anything else on this planet - including myself.  So taking on a severely disabled dog (which was all that was filtering into the rescues) wasn't in the plan for us.

So, into Petsmart to get some fish filters.  We made note of the adoption fair going on, and decided to check it out.
Hubband said that when "he saw me see Samantha, he knew we'd be going home with a dog".

She is so sweet, something I attribute to, 1. her nature and 2. the many, many litters of puppies she's had.  She's finally getting comfortable here and with us.  Her tail wags near constantly and her ears are always perky.
She's finally adjusting to having to relieve herself outside, versus in a cement dog run.  (Or on my carpet. Gag.) 
She thinks Holdeezy and his penchant for dropping food off of his tray is the best thing in the history of the world.
So, while it pretty much is having a really messy fourth child, we're pretty happy.  My black shirts will never look the same, and she'll never have to worry about being hit, or having puppies again.

It's a good deal.

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Ashley, the Accidental Olympian said...

Dog rescue stories melt my heart. Especially when it's a dog like Samantha who clearly is learning to find love for the first time.

Ugg, I'm going to cry.

Good for you for giving her a life she deserves.

Washington said...

Congratulations! I loved your story, it's so sweet. So do you have a dog stocking yet?

Mommy McD said...

We don't have a puppy stocking yet. We did just get her stocking holder... so there's a place for one.