Who would have imagined that this little
bundle of energy and fur would have
captured our hearts so completely.
I think the not knowing if they were going
to approve us or choose us to adopt her made
the desire to have her even stronger.
Bandit is a delight!
We have wrestled with other name
possibilities because Bandit isn't
but nothing else fits quite right.
She is a thief...a thief of hearts.
The weather is not cooperating for
housebreaking. It is sooooo cold and
windy out there. The trees moan and
the wind chill is in the teens.
Thank goodness the kids are still excited
about her and have taken her out a lot.
I am sure this will wear off in time and
I will once again be the primary dog person
but maybe it will be warmer then.
The other animals have been amazing with her.
Oliver sniffed her and kept on walking.
Later, Bandit was getting a bit curious and
in his face, Ollie just gently put
his paw on her head and set her back.
Tidbit sits and stares at her...not exactly
thrilled, but not making a fuss.
Chloe has basically showed curiosity
but no animosity. I can imagine they will
be friends very soon.
As for Bandit, herself, she is eating up all
of the attention and lap time. Her "foster mom"
told us that she didn't have nearly the time
to spend with Bandit that she would have liked.
So it was rare to see Bandit down yesterday as
she kept wanting us to hold her...and we obliged.
At dinner time, she tried again to get us to
pick her up. We carefully ignored her and
in just minutes she lay down at our feet.
Sorry for the long post about a dog...
but she is such a sweet thing.
Please consider rescues when looking
for a cat or dog. We saw some other very adorable
and well behaved dogs when we went to pick her
up. These dogs seem to know that they have
been saved from something. They are very
Most often it is a good economic move,
as well, because these animals are required
to be spayed or neutered and to have their
shots. This is often already done or, as in
Bandit's case, they will pay for it to be done.
We will take her to them for this when
we are ready.
These dogs aren't "cheap" but
they are so much less expensive
than going to a breeder or a pet store.
And best of all
it gives them a home.
A place, and people, to call their own!