Until that show gets picked up for the fall line-up, let me formally introduce you to Snuggles:
The hubs and I promised the kids that when we moved into a house of our own, we would get a dog for them. They have been begging for a dog for years and now that we owned a home, it was time to put up or shut up.
I'm sure I don't have to tell you that I never shut up.
I did a lot of online searching for shelter dogs to adopt because I feel really guilty every time I see that Sarah McLachlan commercial on television. After a few weeks of searching, we hadn't found a dog that was nearby and that would be a good fit in our family.
And then one of my facebook friends shared a local dog rescue's page on her facebook. It turned out that the rescue was closing due to lack of funds. They had three dogs left to place and were hoping to find a family for those dogs soon. Snuggles was one of those dogs.
The first few nights he was in our home, we expected that he would sleep in the crate that the shelter sent with him; after all, it smelled familiar and was what he had slept in before we got him. During the night when I would go to check on him though, he wasn't in his crate. I didn't worry too much about him and thought maybe he was hiding and would come out when he was ready.
The fourth night he was here, I found out where he was sleeping. He had found a place for himself, directly in front of the kids bedroom. He fancies himself a guard dog... a 15-pound guard dog who never barks.
We thought that by adopting him, we were protecting him. As it turns out, he is trying to protect us.
If any of you have any reservations about getting a rescue dog, please take the leap. Our family is very filled with doggie love.
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