Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday we took a stray cat we caught to animal control in Winter Haven and, while we were there, I made the mistake of going into the area where the adoptable pets are ... well, I just fell in love with a little 5 year old Lhasa.
Having a second dog is something we had to seriously consider and we had to consider how we thought Matzah would react so on the way home we discussed it at length. We went back Monday afternoon and spent a little time with the dog. He is the sweetest thing.
We were told that his last owner (guess he has had a couple of families adopt him)surrendered him back to Animal Control after just one night because he barked all night. We decided we were willing to take the chance and, if barking is a problem we'd work with him to break him of it. We found out they don't take Visa so we had to return yesterday morning to adopt him.
We were looking forward to a night of barking but he didn't make a peep!!! He slept with us and Matzah on the bed. I'm thinking whoever had him before us either crated him or shut him out of the bedroom and he isn't used to that. Those people are missing out on a sweet little dog by not giving him a chance to become part of their family.
Matzah has some adjusting to do but so far there haven't been too many problems. Yesterday the new dog wouldn't leave Matzah alone and he got irritated but we expected that. Matazah has been the only baby for all of his life. We think this will work.
By the way, his name is Charlie. We had to name him because when he was originally surrendered in October although they got his birthdate --- they didn't get his name. He seems to respond to the name.
The picture shows Charlie on DH's lap and Matzah is his favorite spot.