Friday, January 10, 2014
Oh no I didn't?!
Soooo... these last few months without Guy has been nothing but a suck-fest. I've been keeping myself as busy as possible so I wouldn't feel so sad about losing my best friend. My husband and I were not so sure if we wanted another dog when Guy was in his decline. The last couple of months of his life was hard on all of us, a lot of heartache and sleepless nights... not to mention the enormous amount of stress. BUT after Guy died we knew we would always be a family with pets, the positive experiences far outweigh any negative ones. Guy added so much value to our lives it's hard to quantify, without him life is a bit colder and somewhat empty... Don't get me wrong we have a great marriage and great relationship, but having Guy there made it even better.
Our friend Lisa volunteers at the Seattle Animal Shelter and sent us an adoption link to these 2 darlings, Brienne and Watson (formerly known as Noo Noo & Boo Boo). We had a very focused discussion on whether or not we should go see them. We knew once we met they would be coming home with us, the decision to adopt had to be made before we even leave the house. We were both a little unsure and wavered back and forth about it. We were driving towards the shelter and asked ourselves if this is it... if we were "ready". I said, "F*ck it, let's go!" We're both a little freaked out and very excited and happy to have them home with us!
Meet WATSON, aka Cheddar and formerly known as Boo Boo. He's a vivacious Pug who loves to roam the yard, eat and fart. He's also capable of very large poos for his size... just sayin'. Watson and his BFF is Brienne (formerly known as Noo Noo) were surrendered at the Seattle Animal Shelter together. Watson may be deaf and the shelter people said he might be a little bit blind as well. So far we've noticed that he doesn't really respond to calls, but his sight seems OK. He does have kennel cough and some stinky ears, but we're taking care of that. Despite the coughing and being a little under the weather he's still energetic and very affectionate! He's been giving kisses since day one. Brienne is a little more reserved.
Meet Brienne or Brie for short, a Beagle/Pit mix weighing in at 60 pounds. She was named Noo Noo by her previous owner, but it sounds too much like "no no", something I have to say a lot. I didn't want to confuse her and it's also a part of their old lives, I think they need a completely new start. We named her after Brienne of Tarth on the account of her size and manly-man figure, but beneath that muscle clad body is a proper lady. Brie is a sweetheart, she's still very shy but she's opening up slowly.
They were surrendered together at the Seattle Animal Shelter on Dec 22nd, 2013. They grew up together in the same household and are quite the bonded pair. It seems like Brie is more protective of and attached to Watson. Watson is a bit more nonchalant about wandering off, but they always look for each other when one wanders out of sight. Brie has to go anywhere Watson goes. I guess Watson, the Pug, was quickly adopted out after they were both admitted. Brie was spayed at the shelter and I'm sure it has devastating when she came out of surgery and Watson wasn't there. She is always by his side. Lucky for everyone Watson was returned to the shelter... he can't manage stairs anymore and that was the reason for his return. I'm sure it was a happy reunion... after all they just lost their family as least they have each other. We're thrilled we have the capacity to take in both dogs. Now a new adventure can begin for all of us.