It’s official. Izzy, my foster dog found her place to call home. I told you earlier that we had decided to adopt her. I say “WE” because dogs, like people in our family, become part of the whole family. Everyone has really liked Izzy and happily, she likes this chaotic family too!!
I got everyone’s opinion before I made the adoption official. Everyone said YES!
I am so glad the stars aligned and she came into my life when she did. I think it was totally meant to be that I passed on other dogs or my try at adoption didn’t go through. It’s one of those “unanswered prayer” moments that we often lament in life. Little did I know something completely better for me was just around the corner in an Aussiedoodle form. At the time I had no idea I could be so in love with any dog besides a beagle.
Izzy is gentle with my daughter Kelli’s boys. She’s the perfect height for them. At first, Eli was afraid of her but he isn’t anymore, at all.
Izzy sits on command and will go to her kennel on command. She has other things that she’s working on. I signed her up for obedience classes but they don’t have an opening yet…so we are on the waitlist.
Rosie is a changed dog since Izzy has been around. I really think she does so much better with a second dog.
I had asked blog readers before if it’s harder having a second dog. So far for me, it’s been easier. If I don’t have time to walk them on a day, I know they still had a good time romping and chasing together. I don’t feel like I’m Rosie’s only entertainment anymore. I actually feel like a better pet owner.
When I say the dogs are a family affair. I truly mean it.
Here Karl is trying to manage the two of them.
Izzy had her spay surgery on Thursday of last week. She’s gone through it so easily. She hasn’t licked or needed a cone. It hasn’t stopped her from doing anything. She’s completely been her same self.
Gannon, my grandson, and Izzy continue to be the bestest of friends. Gannon’s family has a beagle named Betsy and she tolerates Gannon just fine but she’s not a love-dovey affectionate dog like Izzy is. Gannon loves the love-dovey attitude Izzy has.
So this girl is here to stay. Expect to see more pictures of her and hear more stories. So far the only bad thing she really does is jump up on the kitchen table if the chairs aren’t pushed in. We’re working on that as I don’t approve of that behavior at all.
Already Izzy has brought so much joy to me.
Many thanks to the two blog readers who sent money to help with the cost of Izzy’s adoption. It is much appreciated. I already had money set aside for the payment so I took that money and used it for some puppy pads and extra toys and equipment to have here while I am fostering. The support is very appreciated.
I’m so glad Izzy’s place to call home is right here with me.