One afternoon in April 2014, my husband walked through the door at lunch with a puppy in his hand. I asked him what he thought he was doing, bringing home a puppy, and he told me that his boss needed to find a home for the little guy. Excuse me? Did we not discuss the fact that we would not be getting any more dogs? Well, we all know how things like this go, and when our kids saw this little pup, there was no saying no.
Zac quickly became part of the family, and Bo doted on him. He loved to run the backyard with Bo even though he was not an outdoor dog. He would stay outside for hours with him, even when it was cold outside. They celebrated their Birthdays together on February 14th and we always made them a cute little doggie cake. It has been five years since we lost our Bo and I know Zac still misses him. He has the same fondness for rope toys as well and loves to play tug-a-war. Zac is now eight years old and suffers from seizures. He has also become a barker and I know it drives out neighbors bonkers. He enjoys playing with Korina and sometimes you can even find them snoozing in Zac’s bed, snuggled up.
They really were the cutest little pups, and we had them for almost two years. Rose and Ash entered our lives in August 2010. A friend’s dog had puppies and we let the kids choose two. Where Ash was feisty and frolicky, Rose was very timid and shy. Bo had developed canine hip dysplasia and was having difficulty running. As Ash got older, he would not quit nipping and biting at him. Training and trying to work was just not cutting it. After a tearful heartfelt discussion, we decided to re-home them. But they had to stay together. A few months later, Rose and Ash went to live with a nice older lady in Arlington, Texas. It broke my kids’ hearts to let their pups go, and it broke mine watching it. I told myself we would not get any more animals.
Ash and Rose
I worked for the Humane Society of North Texas as an Animal Adoption Counselor and Kennel Tech for almost a year. It was a very rewarding but heartbreaking job. I also became a Foster Parent during that time. Read about a few of the pups that stayed with us on my Shelter Pets page.