It's a Dog Tag Wife Life

The musings of a non-conventional, soon-to-be Army Wife

Shhhh, it’s a Secret November 8, 2010

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Ok, this is for those of you who follow my blog pretty regularly.  This isn’t a post that’s going to Facebook because I have a bit of a secret today.  Mostly because I know that both the hunny and my parents (especially our moms) will not like the news I’m about to share with you.  I just found out some great news and don’t have anyone to share it with.


We are so so so excited!!!  We have been wanting to get a companion for our other dog for some time, but nothing seemed to be quite what we wanted.  We fostered a husky puppy earlier this year who was about 8 months old.  We decided then we weren’t ready, puppies are just sooooo much work!  Even one that is 8 months old.  She did get adopted down the street from us so we still get to see her occasionally.  However, we’ve always talked about it and every time a dog comes into our vet, we always say we want to foster.  Usually, they get adopted out before we even have the chance.

Well, a few weeks ago, we started looking again.  We decided to be more particular about our criteria.  We wanted a female dog who was at least a year old and already housebroken.  We’re picky but we knew what we wanted.  Over my course of looking, there was one little girl who kept standing out to me; Chauncy.  Here is how the shelter described her.

“Chauncy is a 2 year old (as of August, 2010) black lab female mix dog. She is super calm and friendly and a real sweety. A lady said her husband found Chauncy 2 years ago as a stray puppy and kept her, but he is out of town traveling most of the time and she has no desire to look after the kids and a dog. The woman called the dog stupid several times and said she sits in the road sometimes and she can’t stand her anymore. We felt so bad for the dog, the way the owner seemed to have no regard for her at all, we took her in. We have found Chauncy to be calm, quiet, intelligent, and compliant. She seems to get along with adults and kids and likes most other animals. We find nothing stupid about her. We hope someone will take pity on her and give her a better home next go around. She is fairly average looking and will have a tough time finding a home. Many adopters want the prettiest dog in the place, or puppies.”

It really broke my heart.  Little D, our current pup, was a rescue also and a black dog (who have a harder time getting adopted).  As a puppy, he was adopted out to a woman who seemed like a perfect fit.  Except not long after adopting him, her job changed.  She was traveling all the time & no longer had time to take care of him.  So she gave him to her son’s friend, a college student.  He left him outside and we’re pretty sure he was abused because of the way he is around men and the way he reacts to certain things.  He got out of his fence and was found wandering the streets by animal control.  Luckily, the organization who had originally adopted Little D out had him microchipped and they took him back.  That’s where we came in and now he’s our little snuggly guy.

We went to visit her and just fell in love.  She tried to get in the car and put her head in my lap when I bent down to pet her, she put her head in my lap and gave me that puppy dog face.  I was done for.  So our little girl will be coming home soon and we can’t wait.  We’re so thrilled that we’re giving this little girl a second shot at life.  Oh, and a better name.  We definitely already love her, but not the name.  We’re still working on it, but she’ll have something cuter in the near future, and something that seems to suit her better. But shhhhhh, it’s a secret for the time being.

Here’s our soon-to-be little girl.


4 Responses to “Shhhh, it’s a Secret”

  1. Yay! That’s super exciting! And it’s so nice you’re giving this little doggy a second chance and a forever home!

  2. Kendra Says:

    That is so exciting and she is adorable! We want to get another dog but will have to wait until we get back to the States.

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