Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sophie is our new addition... a dog!

This is a very busy day.  My hubby and I are going camping for our 33rd Anniversary (the 24th) and I have soooo much to do to get ready.  We are leaving tomorrow.  I did, however, want to introduce our newest family addition, Sophie.  She is a mix of poodle, Maltese, and lhasa apso; I guess that makes her a lhasa-malti-poo!  She looks more like a malti-poo tho! LOL!  Anyway, my wonderful hubby, Tom, sent me a text from work & said that someone from his work, Carrie, was sending me a pic message.  I thought maybe she was sending a pic of her new baby.  Anyway, up pops a pic of Sophie!  I text Tom asking him, "What's up?".  I then get a message from Carrie again, this time telling me that Sophie is 2 1/2 years old and needs a good home!  Now I'm really wondering...  Tom then texts me, "I thought you might like her".  Well, I have wanted a little dog for a long time, but my dear hubby didn't want another dog after our last one (a long story).  Anyway, I said I was definitely interested and asked him if he was sure.  He said he wouldn't have asked.  Carrie was giving her away!   Well to shorten the story... we met her at 6pm that day and fell in love with her immediately.  She came home with us, understanding that if she didn't work out that we were to return her to Carrie to find another home.  A couple days later, Carrie asked how it was going and Tom told her we'd had a rough nite trying to kennel train her for bedtime.  She said that she would take her back; no problem.  Tom then told her that if he tried to return her, that HE would be in the doghouse!! LOL!  I love that!  All in all, Sophie has adjusted so well that it is unbelievable.  She is really well behaved and I love cuddling with her on my lap.  She is house-trained, walks on a leash, sits, stays, and is a real affectionate dog.  We are working on the kennel training... not really going too well!!  She also likes to bark at noises and people, so working on that too... that is coming along better than the kennel training!!  She will be going camping with us and we are excited to have her along with us.  Tom has fallen in love with her as much as I have.  She is a real sweetie!  

Here she is... Sophie!
I will be out for the weekend and won't post until after we get home from camping.  I will tell you about our adventures with Sophie in a tent, in a campground, with strange people, shopping, antiquing, walking on the beach, hiking, and watching the campfire... hmmmm... I hope I don't regret this!  Until then, have a "fan-ta-bu-lous" rest of the week!

Blessings,
Cindy

3 comments:

Home and Heart said...

Thank you so much for entering and posting about my giveaway!! It was VERY sweet of you!!! Good Luck!! Your new addition is a doll!!!

Rene said...

What a cutie! I know she will have a good home now.

-Rene

Blessings from Cindy said...

Thank you Home and Heart and Rene! We are blessed to have our little Sophie! She has been a wonderful addition for our family. She is just having trouble with separation anxiety. She seems to be getting a little bit better, but it is hard at times to see her get so upset. As long as she knows where I am, she is fine. But I leave the house and panic is instant. She also hates being left in the car alone. It will be a process of time I know and she is worth it. ;-)