Tuesday, July 17, 2012

And Then This Happened

Sweet potato puree, canola oil, molasses, cinnamon, and ginger: all organic; they smell delicious and I have it on good authority that they taste great too [Update 7/23/12: a friend and I tried them and they are good.  To clarify, I wouldn't eat more; I'm just happy to report that they do taste like they smell, albeit with no sweetness.]

Sweet potato little stars are one of the vegan options available from Wet Noses, an organic dog treat company.

Why am I telling you this?  Because this just happened.

It was just an ordinary weekend, and then...

As I told her later, when I'd left the house that morning, I hadn't expected to be returning with anyone else in tow.

I had recently been considering the possibility of acquiring a canine companion; I just didn't realize it was going to happen on this particular day.

First stop: bathtime.

Next up: blow-drying.   She's really not a fan.  Ostrich-like, she assumed if she hid in a towel, the blow dryer wouldn't find her.

When that didn't work, she also tried hiding under my leg.

Once spruced up, she made herself right at home.

I fully intended for her spend her first night in her own bed (no I didn't).

But that didn't happen.

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Bichon Frise mix, she's quite skinny and doesn't seem to be much of a big eater.  I'll assume this has something to do with the stinky, non-vegan dog food she was being fed.  Her vegan transition will begin once her stomach settles from the change in living situation and she'll be a canine foodie in no time! 

In the meantime, I did want to get her something special for rewards and the sweet potato little stars were a huge hit.

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  1. wow, congratulations! I just adopted a cat last month myself (i should probably post a photo of him, shouldn't i?) and it's sooo awesome! yay wonderful pets! :D

  2. Abby I'm so happy for the two of you! She is adorable and is going to make a great companion.But please don't dress her up in any goofy outfits, unless they are star wars themed!

  3. Abby,

    Congratulations on the new addition! She's as cute as the day is long. As sweet as a summer peach. I can't wait to meet her in just a few days. oxox

  4. OH MY GOSH!! SO cute!!!!! congratulations:) that face is just so precious:)

  5. Congratulations! She's adorable! What is her name? I'm impressed that you are going to transition her to vegan diet. Again, congratulations on your new family member.

  6. She's a doll — I would have brought her home for sure. But, what is her name? How old is she? Where did you find her?

  7. Nice! what a beautiful dog. I assume she came from a shelter from the cage pic, shelter dogs are always kind of skinny, but give it time. Sometimes they have to come home with you and that's just the way it is.

  8. Oh yayy!!! So happy for the both of you! How freakin cute. Details, please!! Sometimes things just come together.

  9. Thank you all for your good wishes! I promise that the next post will have more details. You guys are great.


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