Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Is this one of the cutest dogs you've ever seen?
And she's all mine!

Lately the husband and I have toyed with the idea of another dog. Our wolf hybrid died about a year and a half ago at the ripe old age of 14. This time we've been talking about getting a smaller dog. And maybe one that doesn't shed so much. It's taken us a long time to come to this decision because we were so attached to our wolf. Anyway, I've developed a habit of looking at the Humane Society web site and this week I saw the cutest little dog. We went to see her today and she'll be coming home with us tomorrow after being spayed.
She was found wandering around and they say she's 8 years old. I don't know who they let judge her age. I estimate that she's at least 12. She has cataracts but gets around ok. She's missing a few front teeth which is common in elderly Shih Tzus. She is very, very skinny, weighing in at only 5 pounds, 2 ounces. Her temperature was a little under normal and I'm a bit concerned about the spaying but they won't let me have her without it.
She's a sweet little girl and never barked once on our visit. I know she won't be the dog I take on hikes (unless he's in the backpack). But she'll lay next to my desk all day and sit in my lap while I read or watch television. We'll probably only have a few more years with her and I intend to spoil her the entire time.


spyscribbler said...

Wow! I really admire the fact that you adopted an older dog. And she's a cutie! All our animals were underweight, coming from the pound, but they sure put it on fast once they got here. (DH loves to give them treats.)

I hope she's okay after being spayed! That is kind of old. Can she even get pregnant at 12? I thought one couldn't be of fertile age and cataract age at the same time, LOL.

Karen Junker said...

I'm sorry to hear about Bear - but this is one cute doggy! I'll bet Miki would love to play with her!

Gramma said...

She is a little doll-baby of a doggie. I hope she is a great match for you. I adopted an older (8 yrs) dog in Feb, and I love her to death. What a blessing.

Came to your blog because you published the addy at CozyArmchairGroup. Looking forward to the book with the intriguing title, If It's Not One Thing, It's a Murder.