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Our New Pooch Is A Silky Terrier

We have a new addition to our family, she’s a rescue dog.

Nick and I have been toying with the idea of getting a pet for several months now. We talked about getting a cat for a while but my daughter is allergic to cats and honestly I never know where to put the darn litter box.

We have both been pet owners before. Here is our pet story:

Nick had a puppy, Rusty, on the farm when he was growing up and he still has a black lab. Molly is living out her remaining years (she’s 15 years now) on the family farm.

Pet Story Update: Molly quietly passed away on a cold winter night in 2015, she was 17 years old.

My first pet was a bird, his name was Jakob. I always wanted a dog growing up but my mom was very much against it. Of course it didn’t help that we were living in a small apartment. I finally got my first dog when I was in my twenties, living on a farm in South Dakota. Buster was a beautiful German Shepherd, unfortunately he was hit by a truck in a neighbors field.

Next came a white German Shephard/Shar Pei mix. Duke was loyal, well behaved, smart and very strong with gorgeous white fur, a beige saddle and a black tongue. My children (they were both in elementary school then) and I loved him, but we had to give him to a friend when we moved to a small apartment in Minnesota. Life is a big circle, isn’t it?

Then, several years later, there was Bella. This sweet, pretty little girl is a pure bred English setter my kids fell in love with until they turned into sulky teenagers and didn’t want to spend time with her anymore. I reluctantly had to give mighty Bella to a family that lives in the country where she could run and play, she is now happily roaming the fields outside of town. I still miss her sometimes, she loved to cuddle with me.

Silky Terrier named Lily

Lily our rescue dog

This bring us to our newest pet, a one year old Silky Terrier named Lily.

Both Nick and I were understandably reluctant to get another dog. Will we have enough time to spend with a dog?  Will a dog tie us down too much? What are we going to do with a dog when we go to Germany for several weeks at a time? So we went back and forth for a while until we went to our local Humane Society last Saturday.

Here was this ueber-cute little girl, a Silky Terrier, looking at us and I think we both pretty much made up our minds right then and there.

As I’m writing this little Lily is laying on a pillow in my office, see picture above. She has been a very good girl so far and captured not just our hearts, but my boss’s as well. I’m glad fate brought us together. Our rescue dog is a keeper!

Do you have a pet that you’ve rescued from the pound or Humane Society? Please share your pet story.

9 Responses to Our New Pooch Is A Silky Terrier

  • I’m so excited to meet Lily on Friday! We have a cat from the Alexandria Humane Society! Her name is Norah-she is a beautiful girl. We adopted her in February 2010 when she was 5 months old. She loves people- she is so friendly, loves when company comes over! A little different for a cat, but that’s our Norah :-) She also loves to get into trouble, definitely a very mischievous kitty- but fun to watch and too cute to stay mad at!

    • My dog’s name is Guinea Like guinea pig and he gets called Guinea piggy, Guinea piggy, Elvis, and the all well-known Hey you get back in here. Lol

  • Hi Angie, thank you for sharing your pet story. Norah is indeed a very beautiful and super friendly girl. Like I told you before, if I were to get a cat it would be one like her. I don’t remember what breed you said she was, a long haired forrest cat or something like that?
    We are all looking forward to your visit on Friday, it’s been too long.

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    • Haha, just like I call my cat dozens of names that she more or less carets to, but she doesn’t react to her actual name (Indra) because she doesn’t hear it that much.

  • Her name is technicaly Poppy Rose, but it gets tnuerd onto: Poppa, papa, Poppyroo, Papamoochka, or my personal fav: Roo roo bear.She gets confused, but she likes it.

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