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.
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.