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!