Today, we finally received the newest member to our family: Moose Stewart.
We’ve been talking about getting a second dog for a while now; we thought it would be great to have a companion for Sasha when she’s in the backyard during the day, and that way Matt and I each ‘have our own’ since Sasha has proven her loyalties are not to me. The fact that I am the one who picked her out clearly means nothing to her.
Anyways, I have been doing research on dogs to adopt in Alaska. I was raised with rescue animals, and really wanted to get another one for our family. The thought of paying a few hundred dollars for a pet just doesn’t sit well – especially if I have no intention of putting them in a dog show or using them for hunting.
I really wanted to rescue a Bernese Mountain Dog, but they were surprisingly really hard to find up here. (Coincidentally, I could get a Bernese Mtn Dog puppy – for $2,000.)
So we were driving to downtown on Saturday and passed by a place close to our house that was packed with people and featured a sign saying “Adoption Today!”
Obviously we stopped.
And that is when I saw her. A precious little black and white border collie in a crate looking at me the same way Sasha looked at me when we decided to adopt her. I had to have her. I told Matt “This is our new family member! I need her! She must be ours!”
After filling out the paperwork and doing an interview (I guess we passed), we were told that she could be ours! (For the low adoption price of $150. To compare, Sasha was on sale at the Greenville Humane Society for $45.)
On Tuesday, we finally got to pick our little nugget up.
At first, Sasha was a bit territorial (of Matt) and didn’t like this new dog showing up trying to get pet by her human. Eventually, she decided it would be nice having a playmate.
I’m thinking about this one from Etsy. It’s so cute!