You all might remember my great debate about getting another dog or not. I wrote about it HERE.
Kalissa had sent me a picture of a rescue dog named Brieda and that is what brought my whole debate into play.
Sadly the rescue group contacted me and told me that they had three good applications. Mine was the second application that came in so Brieda went to a different family.
They did however tell me about another rescue not far from me that had a mom beagle and she had pups. I could contact them and ask about her. That’s exactly what I did.
All the while I was super excited to have a lead on another dog. I could be a nurturing owner to a gal that just had pups and needed to recover.
So, I contacted the rescue. The mom is Maggie. But…Maggie already has a home and will be going there once she’s done doing mom duty. Maggie came to the shelter in tough shape. They didn’t even know she was pregnant. Unexpectedly, she had two pups. One died…but this little pup is just fine…
She needs a home. She is six weeks old. She’s a little cutie.
Ahhh. I really wasn’t looking for a pup, but is this where I’m being led, and is this the right gal for me? She is a girl and I do prefer girls.
Adoption fees are reasonable and she will come spayed. Apparently, there is a place that does pediatric spays and they do it before pups go out. By the time she gets here school will be out and the weather will be great for walking and training a pup. Plus I’ll have Carver around to help with some pup training. Hmm.
Rosie was such a terrible puppy. Do you remember all of the accidents? Do I really want to do all of that again??
When I got Rosie as a pup our vet did suggest getting a puppy as I have kids around so much and puppies growing up with kids makes for more of a kid-friendly dog. With adult rescues, you just never know how they will tolerate kids as you don’t know what happened in their past.
One of the reasons I was so interested in Brieda is that she was being fostered in a home that had kids and she seemed to do well with them. A different adult dog, who knows? Hmm.
It’s such a big commitment. Just that I’m thinking about it all and trying to balance the pros and cons is a good thing. Hmm. Any thoughts readers??
I feel like I need to think fast on this before someone else applies for her and I miss out on her too…but I don’t want that pressure to push me into something I’m not ready for. So, do I or don’t I? Am I ready for a puppy??