The boys and I headed to Target today because I wanted to pick up a few items for my home makeover/decluttering projects. I have been doing a bunch that I will post about soon, but today's post is about Buzz. Anyway.........I told the boys that after Target we could go to the new PetSmart store that just opened. My plan was to just look at all the different pets. What kids don't love an outing to the pet store? As we neared the entrance to PetSmart I saw a little sign stating that it was Pet Adoption weekend. Right inside the door a table was set up manned by volunteers from a local pet rescue agency. Since our dog, Magic, passed away just a few weeks ago, DH and I had decided we'd wait a while before getting another dog. However, I decided to just INQUIRE about any dogs they might have for adoption. We had definitely agreed that our next dog would be an adopted pet. One of the gals said they had the cutest black and white dog with a mohawk. I spotted said dog sprawled out on the floor napping. I crouched down to pet him. He was so calm and sweet. The shelter people said he had been found running the streets a few days ago and that he was very mellow and sweet. I took one look into those soulful brown eyes and was hooked. The boys liked him too, but I told them we had to ask Daddy first. (I made a desperate phone call home to talk to him but he was outside and didn't answer.) So, we made the 20 minute drive home and told him about Buzz. My husband is a total softie when it comes to pets and he agreed to get back into the van with us to go meet Buzz. When I left the pet store I had told the adoption people that I couldn't make any type of commitment without checking with my husband, so if another family came along in the meantime, they should go ahead and give Buzz another home. When we pulled back into the parking lot with my husband, my oldest son and I ran ahead into the store to see if Buzz was still there. It was so cool because the faces of the adoption ladies lit up when they saw us come in. Buzz was STILL THERE and stood up and started wagging his tail when he saw us. (BTW.....he has a totally cute little tail that curls up over his back. I will take a picture of his tail to post later.) Buzz was the last dog left to find a family today and I was really impressed with the adoption people and the PetSmart employees. They were all so excited that we were taking Buzz home. I am thankful that we have found another good dog to share our home with and am looking forward to many happy years with Buzz.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
................give a dog a home. Yep, that's what we did today. Meet the newest addition to our family...........Buzz. Isn't he just the cutest ever? You can't totally tell in this photo, but he has a little stripe of longer fur on the top of his head which you can fluff up into a faux-hawk (AKA....a mohawk). Now let me tell you the story behind our newest pet.