I was debating about what to post today, you know since now you’re caught up on all things wedding, honeymoon, and baby, but with what’s been going on in my local news this week I feel compelled to tell you about another recent addition to our family.
|Excuse Hubs face… sunny day|
We adopted Maverick from our local animal shelter a few weeks ago. (With another girl on the way, James decided he needed some back up… this puts us 5:2 ha-ha). You may remember we already have a golden retriever, Missy, that we bought from a breeder two years ago. She is the sweetest girl. I was convinced that Missy needed a friend, but what I didn’t consider was that Missy thinks she is a human. So when we threw Maverick into the mix Missy just looked at him and looked at us like ‘why did you bring this dog here?’. Ha-ha! She has come around, and the two play together like old pals now.
Missy and Maverick are great with Bella Roo. They follow her around the back yard and wait for her at the bottom of the slide. Initially we had issues with Maverick climbing the fence and getting out… we have since convinced him that we are good people and that he has a forever home now (…and installed an electric fence). We think that Maverick is part golden retriever and part terrier. He does not have a typical golden retriever coat, he is much more wirey and coarse… but he has the same soulful eyes as Missy.
So this is my shameless plea to go adopt a pet. There are so many good puppies and kitties out there that need you. Happy and healthy animals that just need a home. My best friend works with a local no-kill organization– Paws in the City, so if you need your daily dose of cuteness, while pulling at your heart strings, go browse their pages and pages of animals in need.
You will see cute loveable guys like this:
Right now our local shelters are in an emergency situation from an influx of animals coming in during recent weeks. They are so overcrowded that the Fort Worth shelter is in serious danger of being forced to euthanize healthy animals in the very near future. Adoption prices have been cut in half to encourage anyone that can help to please do so. Every animal has been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and licensed by the City.
If you have been thinking about adding a furry friend to your family, or even if you haven’t been until now, please consider adoption. You could literally save a life. If you aren’t able to adopt one these furry friends, consider other ways to help. These not-for-profit organizations are always looking for monetary donations and volunteers. Organize a team building event at your work to go donate time together, get the kids out of the house this summer and teach them the value and reward from giving back to their communities, every little bit helps and you can make a difference. At the very least, spay and neuter your pets, keep tags on them at all times, and have them microchipped!