On March 22, 2008...I got this for Easter (Easter was early that year-March 23rd):
My baby Keyser Soze!!!
Oh we hadn't expected to get another dog....but we visited The Pet Store in Chambersburg, PA and found a cute little puggle that looked something like this:
She was as cute as anything and sweet as could be...but.... she had a huge price tag!! Plus we're defenders of the "adopt don't shop" motto! So we went home empty handed.
Once home I decided to check out Molly's Place Rescue which was where we got Toby from. They just happened to have 3 puggle pups! A female almost identical to the pet shop one and 2 males - one bi-color and one tri-color. I sort of picked out the bi-color at that point, but no decision was made.
Hubby got home around 1:00 p.m. the next day which was a Saturday. He jokingly said that he couldn't believe I hadn't driven to the rescue and got a puppy. We gave each other the "oh- oh" look, and hopped in the car. It bothered me on the drive up that we waited so late to go. Everything is pretty much on a first come, first serve basis and you could lose what you're going for...being first is the best, but we were going later in the day. When we arrived all 3 were still available! I looked in and the bi-color was sleeping and the female was sitting next to him, but looking straight down I could see the tri-color staring at me with his big eyes and well, I fell in love. We asked to see him.
Now we're holding him and trying to make a decision....little puppies require lots of work, patience and training. We didn't have him out 5 minutes when in walks someone else to inquire about him...another 2 minutes and someone else came in to inquire about him...it seems a line is forming.... Well to us it was a sign so we headed to the counter for the adoption! ( The female went with one of the others, I don't know what ever happened to the bi-color but the next day the website description changed to indicate he was blind...it's a rescue so I'm sure he ended up in a good home somewhere).
Anyway it's hard to believe it's been 4 years already!! And Keyser is such a joy to have!
His rescue photo:
Fun with Toby:
Fun With Hubby:
Both must of been bad that day - lol!!
Fun with me:
Taking it easy: