Sunday, June 21, 2009

Waiting on a Friend

Meet Martha,
the newest resident of Casa Fry.

I drove 2 hours to an animal shelter
yesterday to meet this little cutie,
after a friend posted an irresistible
photo on his Facebook page.
Now that I've seen her in person, I think all
photos of her may be irresistible.

She is older than I thought; they estimate 3 years.
That's good for us, since our schedules are
irregular, and we lack the patience, much less
the desire, to housebreak and train a pup.

She was turned in as a stray.
Mike and I worry about those
tiny, mousy little paws.

She looks like our Cindi (above), but even smaller.
We hope Martha has the sense Cindi lacks
to stay out from underfoot.
Cindi came to us because she caused her
elderly former owner to trip and fall.
You can see what happened to her in 2007.
Before you feel too sorry for her,
she milked that cast for all it was worth.

We're also praying Martha's JRT digging genes
are repressed, though they usually
only dig when they're bored, and it
stays pretty interesting around here.
So much to bark at,
so little time.

Martha has her vet visit this week.
She has tested negative for heartworms.
She will get all her shots and
they'll spay her if she isn't already.

I can only get back there next Saturday, so
I told the shelter to have the vet board her,
and I will pick her up from there.

Impulsive pet adoption:
one more reason to stay off
social networking sites.


Dusty Devoe said...

What a cutie!

AareneX said...

Martha + Cindy = quite a pair. You are all in for some good times now!

I always figure that the dogs I help in this life will be my entry-ticket to heaven...because if I haven't earned entry the usual way, my dogs will dig a path under the fence and we'll get in anyhow.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

She looks darn cute and is one lucky dog

Paint Girl said...

Yeah! She is very cute! I bet you are excited to get her home!

cdncowgirl said...

Congrats on the newest addition to your family :)

jane augenstein said...

Ahhhh, what a cute little dog! I love pound puppies, we had gotten a lot from the animal shelters, they always seem to make really good pets, I think they are grateful to be rescued!
~Jane and Gilly~

City girl turned Country Girl said...

I just read your last post a bit ago and I was wondering what you would decide!! She's very cute!!

Laura said...

Oh cute! Nice that you could rescue her and bring her home...

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

A perfect example of why I conciously avoid looking-there would always be "one" I absolutely could not resist.;)

She is a cutie!

Laughing about Cindy milking the cast. I have one who likes to sop up any sympathy and affection he can too. It's my fault though-he was so darn cute as a puppy, I treated him like a baby and he never outgrew it.:)

Unknown said...

That cracks me up - so much to bark at so little time. LOL! Ain't it the truth?

jacksonsgrrl said...

What a great looking little dog! What type? When I die and go to heaven God better assign me to the horse and dog section!

Chelsi said...

That is SO exciting!! She looks lovely!

Oh... but you cant blame them for wanting to dig! There could be so many exciting things down there under the dirt:) lol

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