(Please tell me you sang that, Police-style. Please.)

When the girls and I moved into our new home, we had to make a sacrifice. We were not allowed to have a big dog here. That meant I had to find a new home for our boxer mix, Sofia.

Long-time readers will know how hard that was for me. You all know about my involvement in animal rescue & fostering. I do not consider animals disposable. It was tough.
And that's all I have to say about that.

I have very much missed having a canine companion, especially on the nights that the girls are at their dad's house and I am home alone. So I decided that once we got settled in, I'd find a small dog to keep me company.

We've been in our home for two months so lately, I've been keeping an eye out, but hadn't found the perfect dog until this weekend. I checked Craigslist and found an ad for a terrier-poo. When I opened the ad, I saw a picture of a dog that reminded me SO MUCH of the dog I had growing up, a terrier/poodle mix. I called the number right away and talked to the owner for half an hour. She runs an informal, non-profit rescue group and just wanted to find this little girl a good home.

And she did.

Roxanne, a.k.a. Roxy, a.k.a. Foxy Roxy, is my ride or die chick.

She is wonderfully well-behaved, and she is my little shadow.
She couldn't have come at a better time; it's Spring Break for the girls and they're both gone for a solid week.
Roxy and I are bonding.


Amy said...

Congrats on your new friend. i hope y'all are very happy together. :)

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Tiffany said...

Before reading your first line, I was singing in my head, "Rooxxxxannne!"
Your new furry friend is a cutie pie! Isn't it wonderful when that all works out.

Tara R. said...

I totallly used my Sting voice! Congrats on the new addition to your family. Roxy is a real cutie.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Congratulations! She is so darn cute and nothing better than having someone who loves you unconditionally.

Samantha said...

Yay for a new friend!! We are renting a house, and are not allowed to have an inside dog...I do so miss the company a doggy gives.

Mrs4444 said...

Wow. She would be the perfect "poster dog" for pet rescue.haha Little cutie...I'm glad you have a new little buddy.

Tammie said...

roxys adorable!