For a while now, the fella and I have been discussing getting a dog.
So we made an impromptu visit to the local dog shelter.
And I fell in love.
Introducing Bella Pumpkin.
She is a staffy x kelpie x lab??
She was very quiet at the shelter. Very shy. A bit timid and frightened of my partner. She moaned when, after we met her, she was locked back in her cage. I sat with her, and she put her paw up and we shook hands.
The fella was not initially taken, thinking she was too quiet and shy. I think they have made friends now, and she has opened up to both of us. We don't know her provenance but we know she was stray and she has had a litter of puppies and she is about 2 years old. She sits and shakes hands and is toilet trained. She whinges when she is apart from us. Instead of her tail being between her legs she now waggles it when we speak to her.
She has made herself quite comfortable, see?
Look at this cute little face:
I look forward to lots of adventures and cuddles.
In other news, I am making a few difficult but positive steps towards better health. Watch this space.