Today was pretty eventful; we had a garage sale today, which was a big flop, and we checked out Freecycle while putting a “come take our leftovers” ad on it. Somebody had posted that they were giving up their dog because they had a baby*, and we decided that we were interested, partially because we liked the description. Right breed range, right age, and not too far away. The only real downside was that she came underfed (:mad::mad::mad: at original owners) and that she’s not fixed yet. So, we came over to meet her, decided she’d fit in well with our current dog, Sienna, and took her home to get a bath and a good meal. After a handful of FRAP** sessions, we got her comfortable enough to start testing out new names***; somehow, Glóey stuck, so we’re going to run with that name for the next two weeks so she gets used to it.
[sub]*People should really know better in this situation; baby was less than 5 months old, and the puppy is between 6 and 7 months. If they couldn’t afford the dog, attention or money-wise, they shouldn’t have gotten it.
**FRAP= frantic random act(s) of play
***Bootsie is not a proper name for a dog of large breed status, and is barely a proper name for any dog. Besides, she barely answered to it when her original people called her. So, we ended up looking through online lists of Icelandic pet names and tried out a list of names that appealed to us.[/sub]