Saturday, September 23, 2006

Meet Our New Addition!

How could we resist that face?

The fact is, we couldn't! So this morning, we went and adopted Hank (a beagle/hound mix) from a local shelter. He's somewhere around 6-8 years old, and his owner surrendered him last spring when our area got hit really badly by tornadoes. I think maybe his home was destroyed/damaged enough that the owner couldn't keep him. So he's been at the shelter for several months, because most people would rather adopt a puppy than an older dog.

Everyone at the shelter has kept raving about what a wonderful dog he is--very calm and gentle. We haven't seen much of his personality yet because he's being shy and tentative--but we understand that it will take a while for him to realize that this is his home and we can be trusted. I can only imagine what he's been through and how uncertain/scared he might feel! As I type, he's finally napping in his crate--and we're hoping the storms that are headed our way won't end up to be too severe, because he's afraid of storms. Understandable, given that a storm caused him to lose his home.

I'll try to post more pictures soon (the one above is the one that the shelter posted on Petfinder--which is how we found him). He's really a beautiful dog--and we couldn't believe what a difference a bath made. He got all cleaned up before coming home with us today and looked a thousand percent better than when we first met him! I'm so excited to finally have a dog.

7 comments:

Maria said...

*big smile*

John H said...

kudos for the adoption. He landed in a great home.

Congratulations!

The McCallums said...

He's SO cute! How exciting.

kate chinlund said...

Next to your husband, I'm willing to bet this little guy will soon become the love of your life... Brody sure has for me :) I can't wait to see more pictures!

K said...

AAAAWWWWWW!

Kat Coble said...

He looks like he's got a great personality.

I'm so sorry his first family couldn't keep him, but it looks like you ended up with a winner.

Jackie said...

haha he's so cute! I hope you don't have anymore puke problems with him! :-)