If you know me you know that I am a cat person...perhaps even borderline crazy cat lady. I grew up with cats and I have always loved having cats in the house. Since I lived on campus for all four years of college, I went years without having a kitty in my life. In 2010, Jared and I adopted the most wonderful snuggle kitty in the world, Rory. She is the best cat and I love her so much :)
Jared on the other hand has always had dogs growing up. (.....clearly I had the better childhood) Now that we have bought a house and it has a fenced in backyard, it was time for us to get a dog. I must admit, I was apprehensive about getting a dog....I have NO idea what it is like to live with a dog....what do you mean you need to let them outside to pee?
Never-the-less it was time. Jared is all alone in this big empty house while I am in school and he needed a companion. Enter Penny :)
Jared and I had talked about getting a dog during the week of July 4th because Jared would have the entire week off. On Wednesday of last week, I found Penny (then Lodida...awful name) on the animal shelter website. I instantly fell in love with her (how could you not...look at that face!). She has the most gorgeous copper coloring and just an adorable face.
Penny was in foster care and after showing Jared her picture we contacted the foster parent. Since we have Rory, who after all is my number one priority, it was important that our new puppy was okay with cats. The foster mom was kind enough to bring Penny by to meet Rory. Things went so much better than I expected and we agreed to adopt her.
We picked Penny up on Saturday afternoon and she has been a wonderful addition to the household ever since. She is still technically a puppy so she has lots of energy (and a few accidents....) but overall our house is a better place with her here.
Why Penny you ask? Well first because she is the color of a penny....but also because one of mine and Jared's favorite shows is The Big Bang Theory :)
|Obviously she is comfortable with us|
Don't worry I am still on "Team Cat" and always will be, but I am happy to now be a puppy parent. I am sure there will be many an adventure with Penny and I will be sure to keep you in the loop.
How is Rory adjusting? Slowly. We have a gate at the bottom of the stairs that keeps Penny from the going upstairs. We have moved Rory's bed, bowls, and litter box up there so that she has a safe place away from Penny. Each day gets a little better. There have been many a staring contest through the gate, but Rory has ventured downstairs multiple times during the day over the week. I wish they could be INSTANT friends, but I know it will take some time.
Please feel free to come by and visit, Penny would LOVE to meet you!
Did you get a dog?
Well there's a dog on the patio!