Tuesday, August 13, 2013
In all the excitement and exhaustion of races, I totally forgot to introduce my new baby here! This is Shasta:
She's an informal rescue (we got her from someone who couldn't keep her, who'd gotten her from someone who couldn't keep her), and we estimate that she's around 9 months to a year old. She weighs 14 pounds and her head just comes up to my knee. We think she's a chihuahua/spitz mix, with maybe a little miniature pinscher thrown in - Heinz 57, but distinctive. We've taken her to the vet to get checked out, and other than a yeast infection in her ears, she appears very healthy. Shots are now up-to-date, and we will be getting her spayed pretty soon. She has some separation anxiety issues, so I didn't want to be leaving her with the vet so soon after getting her.
She's adapting to life with us pretty well. And she's enforcing at least a couple walks a day on us, which is good! We'd been planning to get a dog after summer vacation, and it was amazing serendipity that she appeared on the scene right when we were ready to start dog shopping.
(And she is named after the mountain, and the daisy. NOT the soda!)