Monday, May 24, 2010
Oh I'm just overflowing with excitement at our wonderful news here at the Bliss House. In addition to finding some pretty amazing treasures at the various yardsales, the best treasure by far was found at our local animal shelter's adoption fair on Saturday. It's been 2 months since we lost our precious Chloe and we decided to go look around and see if there were any pets that were looking for a new home.
There were so many sweet dogs walking around with bright orange vests that read "Please Adopt Me". How heartbreaking! Well, there were alot of dogs that captured our hearts, but only one that truly melted them. I'm proud to introduce you to Herman.
Herman is the name that he was given by his previous owners and well, we kinda think it suits him. We thought about changing it, but he's two years old and it would just confuse him even more. So, we came up with some pretty cute nicknames. I call him PeeWee Herman, Mal calls him "The Herminator", and Amy calls him "Hermeister".
While at the fair, Alex, the adoption volunteer assigned to Herman, told us that he's from Mississippi and was recently brought here by Petsmart to be adopted. He's a Jack Russell Fox Wire Terrier mix, which you would NEVER know, because he's just as calm and quiet as can be. Honestly, he hasn't even muttered a single sound since we brought him home! Alex went on to tell us that his previous owners told him they were going to take him out for ice cream. He got so excited that he jumped right in the car and they proceeded to drop him off at a shelter. Well, of course this had me in tears. I walked away briefly to discuss his adoption with the rest of the fam, when I glanced over and saw another family hovering over Herman. Well, I would have no part of that! No sirreee! I immediately turned to Alex and said, "We'll take him!". As I filled out the paperwork, I looked up at Alex and said, "You use that line all the time about the ice cream don't you?". Her reply? "Works every time!". Well none of that mattered, cause the first stop we made on the way home was to Creanies to get a puppy cup for our new boy!
People, I am not exaggerating here, Herman is THE BEST dog in the entire universe! He is so calm, LOVES people, doesn't jump, lick, bark, howl, cry, or get excited. He just wants to be played with and cuddled. No problem here!
This dog has more toys than my kids ever had!
He just loves his new surroundings!
And he's met all of our family and friends already. They all fell in love instantly.
There's already a list of people who want to babysit Herman when we go away.
Of course now I don't ever want to leave my precious baby!
How could I?
While I'm on the subject of dogs, I'm asking all of you to please pray for Samm. Samm is the sweet pet of one of our most delightful bloggers, Terri Smith of Dimples and Dragonflies. Terri's dog was recently attacked by a vicious dog in their neighborhood and has undergone surgery and is recovering. Terri is just devastated as you can imagine. She's not ready to blog just yet, but I hope that you will all keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Have a wonderful week!