We all enjoyed the sweet puppy, pet him, coo’d over him, and tried to continue on shopping. We left the dog, and could not get it out of our head. That is the goal for those adoption day’s and they got us. We went to fill out a application with the humane society the dog was being kept at. Just to find out information on the process, and cuddle some dog’s. We left with more than cuddles. We had some one on one time with the sweet dog named Shipley. He is a 3 month old lab/hound mix. We got along great with him, and were pretty enamored.
Before Dale and I even knew what we were doing, we had piled back our three kids in the car to run home and get Teddy. Our almost, no longer, only
child dog. We needed to make sure they got along. We knew he got along with my trio of Littles, but the package comes with a camera friendly dog named Teddy too. Before I get the talk about a dog being a big commitment, we have always planned to add one more dog to the family. Dale’s parents for years had two dogs and he loved the relationship the two furry friends had. We also wanted to get a larger breed dog from a shelter, eventually. We had been warming up to the idea and wondering when we would take the leap. It was love at first sight and we decided it was time. We did not pick him, he picked us.
The two dog’s got along really well. Teddy is a low maintenance, smart, sweet dog. And our new guy is happy go lucky, a gentle giant. He is currently sleeping, well snoring while laying on my legs; spread out on the couch. Teddy sniffs him and then walks away. Apparently they are a good fit. I am waiting for the ball to drop and reality to set in. Right now is the calm before the storm.