Last year at this time, me and my new Pop were traveling home through the snow covered mountains of wild and wonderful West Virginia. It was our first day together and I pretty much spend it in my little kennel in the back of the car listening to Pop sing as he drove us home. Here are a couple of pics to refresh your memory.
I’ve really come a long way in this first year. I started out as a super scaredy cat – not wanting to even leave my little perch on the sofa. But as time passed, I watched my new sis, Shelly and how she freely wandered around the house and it made me want to investigate too. I finally worked up the courage one evening to jump off the sofa all by myself and I worked my way around the living room. And you know what happened? Nothing! No boogey men came from around the corner to snatch me up or anything. From then on, I’ve became more and more brave. So much so, that this past weekend, Mom and Pop took me and Shelly to Petsmart to pick out toys for my Gotcha Day!
It was my first trip to Petsmart and do you know what they have there? EVERYTHING! There were big and little dogs walking down the aisles, toys and bags of food everywhere and we even saw a couple of pups getting their fur cut. So since it was my special day, I even got to pick out my very own toy. There were so many to choose from, but I finally settled for a stuffed turtle. Shelly on the other hand knew exactly what she wanted. She sniffed and climbed in all the bins until she found a purple bunny. She grabbed it off the wall and carried it around the store until we left.
As soon as we made it home, the bunny was thoroughly de-stuffed by Shelly. Then she turned her eye on my turtle but at the coaxing of Mom, she left it for me with all it’s stuffing intact. Phew!
As a public service announcement, I’d like to encourage any pup-parent to make a donation on my behalf to the English Toy Spaniel Rescue (where I came from). They still owe more that $8500 for vet bills after rescuing me and 34 other ET’s from the Parkersburg puppy mill and as of now, have 5 more pups that need a furever home. Now that would make a great Christmas present!