Thursday, April 17, 2008

I’m a GRANDMA!!!!!

And here is the newest family member:

(Okay, my family can pick themselves up off the floor now).

I am so very, very happy to announce that my daughter and son-in-law have adopted their first dog, Becky. And I am so very proud that, in doing so, they chose to give a home to a senior dog! I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree (or maybe that should be, the pup doesn’t stray far from the bitch!) after all.

Becky is thought to be an Australian shepherd/border collie cross. She is likely about 10-12 years old and was adopted from the Vancouver Animal Shelter. My daughter tells me she is the sweetest girl in the world, quiet and cuddly indoors, happy and active outdoors. She likes to play ball and go for walks, and she is great with other dogs and kids. She is a lovely, gentle girl who is going to be spoiled rotten by her human caregivers.

My daughter met Becky several days ago when she accompanied a friend to VAS. It was love at first sight, so she went home and talked with her husband about it, and they went back the next day to apply for her. It has been a bit of a roller coaster, because yesterday they learned someone else’s adoption application had already been approved. But it was obviously meant to be that Becky join our family, because the people withdrew their application and now Becky is on her way to a new life with two very caring doggy parents who will make sure she always and forever has the very best of life.

Welcome, Becky. I can’t wait to meet you!


Anonymous said...

This is awesome news. Congratulations to J and A. The seniors are so special and deserving of the absolute best. Thank you for opening your hearts and home to this beautiful girl. I wish you many wonderful years together. You too "Grandma"... :-)


Anonymous said...

I thought you had adopted another dog -offspring of Sadie or Belle! I was going to ask you when you were moving into the barn so the dogs as the canines had taken over the house. Becky must be quite the dog to persuade your daughter who has always loved cats to switch species.

Big Sis and O'Bear

Jean said...

Aw, Big Sis, you don't think there's room for just one more in the house with me???????

(Actually, the piggies have been plotting to take over the house. Soon they will huff and puff and blow it right down.....oh wait, that's the wolf, not the piggies!)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean,
Congratulations! Becky is one lucky girl, she has found the most awesome gramma to spoil her. You did say you were going to "dogsit" some weekend to give the new parents a break? Right?
Just teasing you.


Jean said...

Lou, I will dogsit any time they ask!!! With border collie in her, she will get along great with my own bunch of senior collie-types.

In fact, the first question my daughter asked me after she saw Becky in the shelter was "if we went away would you dogsit?". (But then they booked a dog-friendly place for their next mini-holiday, so they can take her with them!).

Anonymous said...

WOW a grandma. That's gret Jean!!!
It will be grean when Becky comes to visit and meet your crew.