So yesterday when I said that we were going to maybe work on the apartment and maybe watch some How I Met Your Mother I really thought that was how the day was going to go.  Little did I know that our family was going to expand to include one more little furry behind.

Yesterday we went to the local animal shelter "just to see".  We've been talking about getting a dog since before we got married and our new neighborhood, while not unsafe, makes being home alone less appealing.  And as I discovered this morning, even when your husband is asleep in the other room it is nice to have someone by your side when random people decide to bang on your door at 5am.  As we walked up the door had a sign on it that informed anyone coming to surrender a dog that they are at capacity and that any animal left is at risk of being put down.

And that was just the door.  Once inside we were faced with four full kennels and so many sad dogs that we both just wanted to cry.  We spent a lot of time looking at a lot of different dogs and tried to find a way to take many of them home.  Finally we ended up with this little guy.  Helo.  Yes, like the BSG character.  And boy is he a sweetie.  He's smart as a whip and is very social.  Last night I woke up to find that he had taken a towel from the laundry and drug it to the base of our bed so that he could have a "bed" in the same room as his humans.

And he's ours.  We still need to learns how to sit and walk without pulling on the leash, but that will come with time.  For now I'm just excited that he and Cogsworth seem to be getting along.

1 comment:

  1. I can see how you would be unable to leave Helo behind. That face is so happy and loving. So cute that he wanted to sleep with you. Also, good that he knew not to jump on the bed.

    I'm not surprised the local shelter is full to capacity. People who take on a dog in regular times suddenly find that they can't afford to keep them on in a downturn. I think it's pretty common all over right now. Hopefully the world economy will continue to improve and the shelters will no longer be oversubscribed. Until then, it's good that you are doing your bit, even if you could only take one dog! I think one will be more than enough to be getting on with!