It was a long and winding drive, through snow-covered mountains, icy cliffs and lonely, deserted towns. The kids were amazingly good during the trip, because they knew where we were going and they didn't want to risk making Mom and Dad mad, or we'd turn around and go back home.
We ended up in a tiny town over 130 miles away, in the middle of the mountains. We came away with...
...this. A puppy!
After a near daily search on petfinder.com, we found a shelter that had this beauty and her 6 brothers and sisters. A cocker spaniel/boxer mix. You can see the boxer in her, and the spaniel, too, but mostly boxer. By the time we got there, 4 of her siblings were already adopted and we had to choose from 3. Such a hard decision, but we zeroed in on this one and we love her already!
She's still so little, she can't get up on the furniture without a little boost from us. She's around 7 weeks old. We gave her a bath and then let her explore her new digs.
We're glad we got her. She is fun and the girls just love her. She's smaller than the cats are and the cats don't seem threatened by her. Oh sure, the cats puff up their tails and one even swatted her on the head, but she hasn't barked at them or chased them down, so I am hoping they will accept her soon.
No name yet... we are still getting to know her and the right name will come to us eventually.