A New AdditionThursday, October 18, 2012
So, I’ve been sitting on this piece of news for quite a while now, and I am really excited to finally get to share it with you all officially. Some of you may have guessed, and new readers possibly didn’t know that she wasn’t part of the family anyway, but we’ve officially added Scallywag to our little pack.
Way back in June a couple of our good friends asked if I could look after Scallywag while they were away working for the Summer. I was already looking after Mania, as my poor boyfriend was away working too, and I knew Scallywag pretty well as we shared a flat with her owners last year, so I happily agreed. After all, how much harder could it be to look after 2 dogs than 1? A lot, it has turned out, but that’s beside the point.
Originally I was meant to be looking after her for the Summer, but in July her owners came to speak to us and asked if we would keep her permanently. We pretty much agreed on the spot. They couldn’t keep her any longer, and the idea of her being with anyone else was just too strange for both of us, so it only seemed natural that she stay with us permanently. I was more than a little worried that her owners would change their minds, one of the reasons I haven’t made it ‘official’ until now, but they seem to be happy with their decision and we are ecstatic about ours! Scally is a wonderful dog; well behaved, affectionate, she plays fetch and she even sleeps under the covers at my feet (when I let her).
Not to say that we haven’t had a couple of teething problems. I’ve felt quite a bit of guilt over getting another dog so soon after my Miniature Schnauzer, Bertie, died in May. I got him when I was 10 and I found losing him incredibly difficult, in fact I still can’t bring myself to change the photo of me in my sidebar. I’ve been keeping in mind that this wasn’t pre-meditated though, and that Scally deserves an owner who can love her with their whole heart. I really want to be that person for her.
We’ve also had some jealousy problems with Mania, and occasionally they play a bit rougher than I would like. The noises that come out of them can kind of scare passersby, but I’ve spoken to a vet who says that it is perfectly normal. Hopefully they’ll calm down a bit as they get used to each other though. And they obviously enjoy each other’s company most of the time.
I really looking forward to sharing some amazing memories with her, and she has definitely solidified our little family. So, here it is, I officially have a new dog. Now I just need to find a way to tell my Mum, who tells me off every time I adopt another animal.