Tuesday, August 19, 2008

And Then There Were Five

We are officially a family of five now. We adopted our fifth member this past Sunday at Jack's Place in White Plains, KY, an animal rescue. Jose has been wanting a Boxer so we have been looking online and at several animal shelters to see if we could find the right Boxer for our family. I have always wanted a Chocolate Lab but since Jose has never had a dog I was ok with letting him have a boxer.

I saw that Jacks place had a boxer so I called and was told that the boxer would not be good around kids. So I asked about the chocolate Lab I saw online. After talking to Jose and calling many places for a boxer we made arrangements for us to go see her this past Sat. After I got off the phone I continued to look at the other dogs they have at Jack's Place. I had just pulled up a picture of one of the dogs when Ruben came up behind me and yelled "I want that one!" Well that one happened to be a brown and white mixed cattle dog and red heeler.
I had no interest in this particular dog so I told Ruben we could not pick a dog based on looks or even breed, yeah I said that and was immediately convicted.
So the next day we all go to the shelter and see the chocolate Lab. Well I knew right away she was not the dog for us and neither was the boxer. We looked at a few more and then I decided to look at the one Roo wanted. After much consideration we decided he was the one for our family.
We went back and got him on Sunday.

We could not have asked for a better dog. He already knew the basic commands and is great with the kids as you can see in the bottom picture with Marissa. Poor dog.
He walks great on a leash and loves to play fetch with the kids. We are working on other commands and he is doing great.

Introducing Toby:






5 comments:

Anonymous said...

could you have found a more laid back dog?! He looks like a perfect fit with the kids. :) Marla

Anonymous said...

Roo done good! I am so happy for you guys and Toby too.

Brian and Sarah Daniels said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Brian and Sarah Daniels said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Brian and Sarah Daniels said...

I'm so happy you found the perfect dog! I've met him on visits to my parents farm and hoped he would soon find his loving home. Congratulations,
Sarah Daniels (daughter of Bob and Chris Thorowgood - Jack's Place)