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Sunday, July 25, 2010

A hole in my head

Does anyone one know where I can go to get a hole in my head? Not sure what kind of hole I might need. Definitely not one of those gross ear gauges. Probably not a nose ring. But I definitely think I need a hole in my head because I also felt the need for one of these:

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Her name is Gabby. She's a 3-ish year old basset beagle mix, also known as a bagle hound. I found her on PetFinder.com when I was looking for a medium-sized, housetrained, good with cats, non-puppy in early July. I've been e-mailing back and forth with the Loving Heart Animal Shelter about Gabby since then.

Alyson from Loving Heart brought her over to visit today, which turned out to be an adoption not just a visit. Annie fell instantly in love. Robbie, who is a little unsure of dogs, has thoroughly enjoyed her. She likes to play ball so that made her immediately a fit for Charlie.

The only family member who doesn't like her is Dungy. When Gabby came through the door, Dungy was sitting on Mike's lap. He jumped up, ran into the kitchen and arched his back. I didn't actually hear him hiss, but I'm pretty sure he was thinking it in his head. A minute later, Dungy ran upstairs and kept watch from the top of the landing. That is until Gabby ran up to check her out. That's when Dungy ran for cover in Charlie's room. We haven't seen him since. Alyson said to just let them get to know each other on Dungy's timetable.

So far we've found out that Gabby will snag food off the table if its available, is good walking on a leash, likes to cuddle and doesn't bark much. In fact, we haven't heard her bark at all, even when Annie took her on a walk and they passed several other dogs.

So about that hole in my head. Maybe that's the wild thing I'll do in honor of my 40th birthday -- wilder than getting a dog, that is.

10 comments:

B said...

Oh, she is beautiful! Congratulations on the newest member of your family. I hope you all settle in together and that she proves to be the perfect addition to your home.

mediakath said...

Goo luck! Sounds like a VERY good start and don't worry about the cat...they do take a few weeks to acclimate and realize that no, the dog isn't leaving...and even then she may decide to just steer clear of Gabby, but that's okay too. Give her time.
We currently have 3 large dogs and 3 cats; all rescued from some story...
Good for you!

Stephanie said...

YAY! I am so happy for you and the whole Magan family. She looks and sounds like she will be a great fit. Please bring her into the office soon so we can meet her.

Amy said...

Stephanie - I need to bring the dog to the office like I need TWO holes in my head!

Amy's Mom said...

Well, did that help you get over your crabby mood? I was actually reading Facebook and read somethng about a barking dog and a crate. I was SURE you must be dogsitting for someone. You never mentioned this yesterday!

Amy said...

Ha! Mom, I didn't mention it yesterday because a.) it wasn't certain that we were going to get her b/c we hadn't met her yet and b.) I didn't want to hear the comments from the peanut gallery

She really is a very sweet dog. Maybe you'll see that when she comes to visit. :)

Erin M. said...

Toby cannot wait to meet his new cousin!

Eternal Lizdom said...

So exciting!! And she is ADORABLE!!!

Annie said...

ok getting a dog isnt like an ATOMIC BOMB!!!

Momza said...

Amy, You are going to LOVE being 40!
I promise. Forty is amazing and freeing and comfortable!
And your pooch is one lucky dog!