Our New Doggies

Meet our new furry family members! Aspen and Lucy.

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My son Jeff with the girls right after we picked them.
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Still by PetSmart while my hub Scott was filling out the paperwork.

Earlier this year we lost our dog Charlotte which was so darn sad. We finally got ready to adopt two dogs which we have not done before. We went to PetSmart when an organization called Stonecliffe was there with dogs to adopt. We heard a lot about them and like how they socialize the dogs, spay/neuter them, and care for them. They have a huge property and are taking in dogs all the time to save them. So we did a little research on the dogs we wanted to check out for the adoption event. We wanted girl dogs and dogs about 1 year or so old.

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Aspen – She is about 2 years old. She is Shepherd Hound mix. She is kind of shy, like to bury things in the yard and skittish but very sweet.
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Lucy – She is about 1 1/2 years old. She is a Border Collie mix. She has a lot of energy, friendly, loves to fetch, very sweet also.
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Me, Jeff (our son), Scott (my Hub) in our yard the day we got the dogs.
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Day two. Cutie dogs.
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Aspen has kind of nabbed the spot under my craft table on the brown bed thing so I haven’t seen the two of them there to much.
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Lucy could play fetch all day long and is very smart.
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Day 3 – Trail dogs.. We took them to the regional park very close to home called Dublin Hills that we love to go to. They seemed to enjoy it too.
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Day 7 – Another regional park trail called Las Trampas. They love all the smells especially what the cows leave behind.

Well we have had these two for a bit over a week. It is quite the experience. You kind of feel like you have young kids again. Someone has been home with them all the time since we got them. We just want to make sure things are ok. They get along really great. No food fights. They do some scuffling around playing with each other. What I am not sure of where the line is between playing and a dog fight. Since Lucy has so much energy we take them on two walks per day and throw the ball for Lucy a couple times a day. Aspen is not comfortable with the dark so she gets skittish so that is something we are working with and hopefully she will be more comfortable over time. Unfortunately it is kind of hard for me to walk these two by myself. They pull quite a bit and are 50 or so pounds each. It seems things are kind of settling down and routines are happening which is really nice. We are very glad to have these two sweeties with us.

On another note.. This is my 100th blog post! I have had my blog going for a little over 1 year.

 

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10 thoughts on “Our New Doggies

  1. What sweet post about the furry additions to your family! It is a big commitment to have pets, I admire all who take care of their furry friends. Congrats to a special milestone too Karen!!

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    • Thanks Cindy. Yes the commitment is big sometimes. Right now I can’t just go and run errands when I want to make sure these two are ok. One would probably get into a lot if we left her alone. The other is so skittish she could get to wound up. And then there is me.. the worry wart.

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  2. Congratulations on your 100th post Karen. That is surely an achievement. Wishing you an infinite amount of blog post through your crafting journey😊

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  3. Congrats! First for the 100th post mark and second for the wonderful additions to the family. Like you we rescued a puppy for the first time about 2 years ago. I can’t tell what a joy are new dog is… I think they somehow know that you have saved them. Wishing the you best of luck and continued success with the blog, Lucky and Aspen.

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