Hello everyone. It's been so crazy at my house as of the last few days. Why you ask? Well, I've been thinking for a while about getting a pet. I really wanted a cat, but couldn't figure out where to put a litter box. I resigned myself to the fact that I would just have to break down and get a dog. I started to research puppy's at shelters and humane societies within 100 miles. You have got to be kidding me?! $375-400 to adopt a puppy? I understand that it takes money to run these establishments but seriously, $400? Most average breed dogs with registered papers cost aproximately that much. Is it any wonder that so many animals are not being adopted. Many households can afford the cost of a pet but not the adoption fees.
I just couldn't justify spending $400 dollars on a puppy this close to Christmas. Then I had and "Ah-Ha" moment, more like a 'Duh' moment really. I realized where I could put the litter box. Yay! That meant I could get a cat or two! Whoot Whoot!!
Tuesday morning after Jason arrived home from work he told me to get ready to go to town with him. Of course I needed to know why. Turns out he wanted to take me to see the kittens at our local humane society. Really?!?! I couldn't believe it, Jason didn't want to get cats. Oh well, I wasn't asking questions. So away we went.
Just for giggles after looking at the many kittens we took a gander at the puppies. OH MY GOD! Can you say cute!?! There were two puppies. One that was black and white, and a brown one with some white & black. I thought at first the brown one was a boxer, but his snout looked too narrow. We asked the attendant about him. He had been in the shelter for exactly one week, and was 7 weeks old. His mother was also there. He was the last of the litter. His mother is a German Shepard and his father is believed to be a Boxer.
Say hello to Red.
I KNOW!! Cute isn't he? How could I say no to Jason? The look on his face and then Red himself. So Red came home with us. All of us...
Say hello to Bonnie.
Don't forget to say hello to Mable.
Yes, two cats and a dog. I told you I must be crazy. I wanted the cats, Jason wanted the dog. What else was there to do but get them all. So all them came home with us. I know some of you must be thinking we broke the bank in order to rescue three animals from a shelter. In reality it was amazingly cheap. $95 for all three animals. Not only was the cost almost a quarter of the price of other shelters, but when we get Red and Bonnie fixed we will receive a reimbursement of $25 each. Mable was already spade when we bought her. I couldn't believe how inexpensive it was.
Even though Jason claims that he's not a cat person I think things will be just fine.
Well, that's my crazy life for the next little bit until the puppy is house trained and Bonnie gets over her fear of the litter box. Oh well, it was worth it just to see the look on Jason and the girls faces. Christmas should be interesting...
One last photo for today. There aren't many colorful or clear sunrises now that winter is setting in. Fortunately I was able to capture this photo yesterday morning.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new members of my family.
Wishing all of you a most wonderful weekend.
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