|Her new favorite toy, a goose.|
Both Dad and I were raised around animals. I remember constantly having some sort of animal around or in our house. I love animals, but always hated the duties that went with. A typical kid right?!
When Dad and I were first married we bought 2 Shi Tzu puppies. Our first mistake was buying two. A very short time later we found out we were pregnant. So now on top of having two new puppies, we had a new baby! A crazy house! We loved Cody and Stitch, and still love them in our hearts. When we moved to our current home, circumstances arose, and we unfortunately had to part ways with our dogs. This was an incredibly hard decision. We still had Dads work dog, but he was an outside dog. He was also raised in our family and J has been with him since birth. A couple years ago we had to make the decision to put him down. This was one of the hardest decisions we had to make, but he was suffering. After that we had decided, No More. We can't go through this again.
J turned 8 this year and he had been pushing us for a dog. We held strong to our opinion, No More Pets! After almost 6 months of asking, Dad and I finally decided we would go through with it. For the kids.
We adopted Roxie from a wonderful loving family, when she was 11 weeks old. I can't imagine our life without her! She is a handful, just like having another baby. We have to go through crying at night, potty breaks constantly......but she is and always will be part of our family.
The one thing I wish for her is that she grows a hatred for water! Not drinking it, she LOVES TO PLAY IN IT! This morning it was pouring outside and she decided, at 4am, that was the perfect time to run around and get Mama soaked!!
She is so fun and incredibly entertaining! We love you Roxie!