Welcoming A New Baby To The Family!
Ladies and gentlemen, meet our new baby, Andromeda!
Nope, I didn't wake up this morning with the intention of adoption a puppy. The only dog-related thing on today's agenda was babysitting my friend's super cute chiweenie (half chihuahua, half wiener dog) named Jelly.
However, one of the other parents from my son's baseball team showed up to the game today with quel coincidence three super cute chiweenies she'd rescued from a neighbor - a neighbor who was going to take the puppies to the pound. This other mom hoped we parents might want to save the life of a puppy and so she was giving the dogs away.
How could we say no to that face?
Officially, we're not allowed to have dogs in our building. Unofficially, pretty much everybody has a dog (except us) and has had one for years.
Our landlord's daughter lives across the hall and I asked
her what she thought about us acquiring Andromeda. She says not to worry, get the dog because her dad's having a change of heart. She's planning on getting one, too.
I suspect the change of heart is because a tough economy means vacant apartments and when people are turning down renting in our building because of our zero pet policy, well, I'd guess a little softening of the hard line is needed.
In the meantime, we need to get up to speed on shots, spaying, getting a dog license and chip implant and training little Andromeda so she doesn't become one of those crazy, annoying dogs everybody can't stand. And wow, housebreaking is going to be really interesting. I'm already wondering if I'm going to have to get up in the middle of the night to take this baby out to do her business in the bushes. How come somebody hasn't invented doggie overnight diapers?
Right now Andromeda is passed out in her little shoebox. We are over the moon over her!