Our biggest news around here lately is that we have a new addition to our family. And no, not a human addition, but a furbaby instead! We rescued her from Harbored Souls Rescue here in DFW who were absolutely wonderful to work with. She is approximately two years old and she is an Anatolian Shepherd. And if the pictures don't give you a frame of reference for her size, she is HUGE. Well, huge compared to my pug anyway. ;) We weighed her when we brought her home last Wednesday and she is 55lbs and will probably put some more weight on in the coming weeks/months. She eats like a horse so I won't be surprised if she gains another ten or more pounds.
If you know me well at all, you know I have never really planned to be a two-dog family. We were perfectly content with our pug, Rio, and didn't put much thought in to it. My sister has been nagging me for a couple of years to get Rio a little friend but I just wasn't interested. Truthfully, my dog is just a bum - most dogs are much too rowdy and energetic for her and I didn't want to overwhelm her.
And then I laid eyes on Jasmine via the Harbored Souls Facebook page. That was my undoing, right then and there. I knew in my heart the moment I saw her picture that she was meant to be in my family. Does that sound crazy? Of course it does. But it's true. And then I read her description and it was like fate had stepped in and led us to sweet, sweet Jasmine. If I could have custom ordered a dog, Jasmine is it. She is an adult, fully potty trained, extremely smart, non-aggressive, very laid back, and loves affection. She puts up with all of Piper's toddler antics like a champ and loves her to pieces. Any time Piper hollers or cries, Jasmine comes to investigate and follows her around like a lost puppy. She is a once-in-a-lifetime dog and I'm so glad she made her way to me! Jasmine and Rio get along very well - their temperaments complement each other very well which is what we were hoping for. There has been absolutely no aggression between them whatsoever.
I am forever grateful to her foster mama, Karie, for stepping in and saving her life at the last minute. My sweet, precious Jasmine was minutes away from being euthanized for being "too shy". Have you ever heard of such a thing? She is the perfect dog and I'm so happy Karie saved her! Thank God for wonderfully selfless people who are willing to foster homeless dogs until they find their forever home.
|On the ride home! :)|
|Big...and little. :)|
|Us on Jasmine's adoption day - 8/22! If I'd known we were taking pictures, I would have made an effort to look a little nicer. ;) Lol.|
So, that's our biggest news most recently! Jasmine fits right in to our family - it's already hard to imagine what life without her was like. :0) I look forward to spending many years spoiling her rotten!