Zoe has been asking for a dog for months... since we went to the pet store and bought our fish and she said "I don't want fish. I wish I could have a dog."
Our babysitter's mom is a vet & dog-rescuer/lover so she has been keeping us updated on events where you can adopt dogs. On Sunday we decided to go check one out in Woodinville where a bunch of different dog rescue organizations come together. We went to a workshop in the morning and learned about training and discipline and what to expect from a dog like this.
I didn't think we were going to bring one home, but this dog was such a good match for us that we couldn't leave her there. She is very mellow, has not barked even one time. Is totally house-trained and sleeps on her blanket all night. She lets Zoe play with her and loves to ride in Pete's truck. She is so friendly and sweet and just follows me around the house and waits to be petted. Zoe is very anxious to play fetch, but either Coco doesn't know how or is not yet ready - she is still recovering from being spayed. We left her alone in the house all day yesterday and it looks like she just hung out on her blanket and maybe ate some of her food. She is perkier today, and we went for a long walk this morning. I made her a big batch of dog food out of brown rice and turkey and vegetables. Pete loves to brush her and her coat is getting shinier every day. She is a little nervous around him and hesitant to go outside sometimes. She may have been abused by a male owner. She will trust him soon, he is super sweet to her and is totally in love with this dog. I think we all are.