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Day 11 - Celebrating Birthdays

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Today, my babies, my twins (my dogs) are three years old.

Zoey(left) Stormy(right)

It is still hard to believe it's been 3 years. I remember the day we brought both of them home. We had talked about a dog. My husband came from a family of German Shepherds. Well at that time, I could not find one for less than $500. So I continued the search. My co-worker brought a picture of Zoey to work. She stated her daughter was managing a rescue shelter and had 2 adult dogs (to be adopted) and 6 puppies. So I told her I would come by to look at her.

A couple of days later I asked my hubby to meet me at Zaxby's so we could carpool. He had no idea we were going to look at the puppies. I told him as we parked in the driveway. By this time there were only 3 left and there she was. So cute and furry. I wanted her. We took her out and she was surveying her surroundings. I couldn't resist. She would be mine and I would call her Zoey.

My hubby says, "Well, do you want her?" I was still unsure. We were not prepared - no lead, no dog food, no kennel, no nothing. But I wanted this puppy and he knew it. We explained that to the daughter. She informed us that if it did not work out we could bring her back. (We found out weeks later that someone did return one from the litter).

So we were set to leave. Hubby says, "Hey there's another one that looks just like her." I look, and she looked so sad. He says, "We can't leave her. They've been together." I'm looking at him, totally confused. Thinking - we are so not prepared. Nevertheless, we brought both of them home. I was thinking we would name the little one know twins...Zoey - Zena. By the time we got home, he had already name the other Stormy. I couldn't take that from him.

The past 3 years have brought both joy and frustration to our lives. From puppy pads to chewed shoes to sickness to digging. Yet, they are our family - our twins. They travel with us when we go home to GA and when hubby leaves for work they take his side of the bed. I can add protector to the list too... today they found a black snake in the backyard. So while I pick up some snake-off, I'll get them some sweet treats to celebrate!
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