All photos by Small Town Girl
Before I continue with my story, keep in mind that approximately 1 mile from our home is a wonderful no-kill shelter....
DD and I met in a town about 30 min. south of here, and drove from there.
I didn't clock it, but I think it was about a 1.5-2 hour trip each way.
We began on a two lane highway, which turned into a narrow two lane road, complete with one way bridge, which turned into a gravel road, turning into a narrower gravel road with one lane bridge.
The road continued to narrow, the gravel became smaller, and less, and suddenly we were on a mud road.
The mud road then became narrower, until it was very nearly a one lane road.
The last of the directions given to us was to look for the black dented mailbox.
Lol... If I would have had to turn around, I would have needed clean clothes!
(Did I mention how happy I was that I took that restroom break???)
Oh, and did I mention that it was threatening to rain?
Yup, and the water was already up to the edge of the road/er... mud from the last time it had rained!
(Now can you see why I'm glad that I took time to use the restroom???)
Anyway, we had a great day - we laughed a lot, met and fell in love with Rosie, and now DD has a partner in crime!
Rosie was found, nearly dead, and this stray program ended up with her. She is a tough little cookie, which is why she ended up being named Rosie (as in the famous Riveter)!
The stray program took excellent care of her, and she was such a sweetie when we saw her.
There were a total of 42 dogs in this yard, and by the time we left with Rosie, there wasn't an inch of our clothing that wasn't covered in red muddy pawprints and hair of many lengths and colors!
Rosie's first stop after leaving her foster momma was the vet, where DD had her checked out thoroughly.
She's perfect! Her disposition and personality are so sweet, and she is SO smart! Now, I know that being grandma makes me a bit partial, but she really is smart! She is already sitting on command, and with hand signals, she's learning 'down', and knows to sit until DD tells her it's okay to eat when food is put into her dish. She was already totally dedicated to DD by the time we got home last Thursday. Amazing how fast they bonded!
All in all, DH and I are very sure that Rosie is a 'keeper'! We already cannot imagine life without her, and can't wait until next weekend when we get to doggie-sit while DD flies out of state for a half-marathon race! I'm sure you can expect to endure more photos, as she's only 10 lbs. and about 4.5 months old. We'll simply have to update as she grows!
Thanks for being patient, and letting me brag!!!
I'd love to hear what you think about her!!!