WE GOT ANOTHER DOG!!! I so desperately wanted to tell you sooner but Gary and I decided it would be best to wait so as to avoid another heartbreakfest like the last time we thought we were getting a dog.
We've been wanting another dog for a while now, but the urgency has really picked up since the break-in. Gary felt that if there were two dogs in the backyard, they might have a better chance at devouring any bad guys before they had a chance to pry open our back window and steal our belongings.
There were several parameters on which we refused to compromise, which definitely contributed to the length of our search. It had to be:
- A boy, 'cause they're cuddlier than girls
- Less than 6 months old
- Less than $300, because as you may have heard, we broke, broke
- Preferably a Border Collie mix, since that's what Peaches (Gary's beloved childhood dog) was
We brought him home yesterday, and he and Brutus immediately hit it off. I can't tell you how relieved I was. Well, I can try: I WAS SO RELIEVED. I couldn't believe how smoothly it all went, which I'm sure Sarah and Gary are nice and sick of hearing after I short-circuited and became incapable of saying anything but that phrase over and over.
I'm having a little trouble containing my glee, but I'll do my best to sum it up in one word...and one video:
*Just kidding, it was totally legit. I sometimes like to pretend I'm persuasive enough to get people to break the law.