Yes I've fallen into the mad, this-puppies-so-cute-you-want-to-punch-me-because-can't-stop-talking-about-my-new-dog world. Through this great little group called Bark Avenue and the Fur Babies, we now have a new edition to the family. Trixie. Trixie came out of Kern County with her mother and two brothers. We're told she is a Pomeranian and Maltese Mix, but Im' thinking she's got to have some Chihuahua in her. The original paperwork did says Chihuahua but I'm not sure what the process is for identifying the breeds within a mix breed dog.
I can tell you she is the lickity-lickinest-funniest puppy I've had in a long time. Right now she's sleeping to my left, in her little "dog whisperer" crate with the sweater she came home in.
Seriously, this dog is cute.
I worked from home yesterday to spend the majority of my time with Trix. I can't bring her outdoors yet so I had to be creative when she was awake.
I about doubled over in laughing tears when she got into the running and chasing my feet thing. We ran back and forth for about 20 minutes in the loft -I wish I could have been looking outside in- and her little legs were just pumping away, ears flapping, tail wagging, sliding around corners. You know, I can't remember the last time I laughed that purely. I can see how a dog changes everything and how owning a pet can extend your lifespan. Anything that can bring this much joy and laughter could only accomplish that.
The Fur Baby Program is a really great resource for rescue dogs, and cats. For a fee we were able to take Trixie home, her shot days have been scheduled and included. At the time she is to be neutered, the adoption fee covers that cost including Rabies shots, and micro-chipping at the time- and will get us a lifetime 20% discount at their Bark Avenue LA day care and spa.
I've yet to take her to a standard vet but it's only been a few days.
If you are considering adopting a new family member, don't choose an in-bred dog. There are THOUSANDS of animals in Southern California alone, that are in desperate need of a home. At Fur Baby your fee covers many essentials at the kennel: food, medicine, rescue, and more.
I'm really, tremendously, happy that we got to help an animal in need. Not just a click, not just a call, but to actually bring a puppy home. She's only been on the planet for 6 weeks but she's already made my life better in two days. :) I really, truly say thank you to the caring people at Fur Baby and Bark Avenue, specifically Steven, Dawn, Mercy and Jason, who's been on me to adopt for some time.
You can also make a donation through the the Bark Avenue website. Every contribution counts!
Bark Avenue 3030 South Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90007-3823 (213) 748-7485 www.barkavela.com
Fur Baby 3030 S. Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90007 Phone: (213) 840-0153 Dawn@FurBabyForYou.com
Office Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:30AM to 5:30PM http://www.furbabyforyou.com/Contact.html
Sitting at the office with a sleeping pup.
– - – - Scott K Smith