Friday, October 1, 2010

New Beginnings

I am loving my new house! It is so nice having a house instead of an apartment or condo.  I am loving having a yard to mow, a place to plant flowers & the ability to finally get a dog!! It has been quite hectic around here the last few weeks trying to unpack and settle into our new home.  I haven't posted recently and it has upset me that I haven't made the time to update you all.  I have spent the last few weekends puttering around the house trying to fix and organize everything.  Though I am still not fully done, I feel I have gotten the majority of things done.  We held a tag sale two weeks ago to try and get rid of things we no longer needed. Whatever didn't sell we brought over to the goodwill.  It is nice to know that we can help others out just by cleaning out the junk that we no longer use. 

Right now I am in the process of finding a new companion to join us in our home.  Those who know me know I have always wanted a dog, but was unable to have one because they were not allowed at the condo we lived in. Over five years ago I lost my best friend Tempest.  She was a black English Cocker Spaniel who came to us at age eight when she was retired.  Before coming to us Tempest was a champion show dog and breeder.  Her life dramatically changed when she came to live with us.  She went from being a show dog to a much loved family companion.  I loved her so much, she went everywhere with me, I even snuck her into my dorm in college to spend the weekend.  I never wanted to replace Tempest, that is why I didn't go out and get a new dog right away.  When I did move out on my own though I was ready to share my love with another pet. 

Now the time has finally come and I am so excited.  Last week I went and visited a few shelters but didn't find a dog that a felt a connection to.  I don't want to get just any dog, I want to get the right dog!  I do have a bias though, I am looking for a Cocker Spaniel or King Charles Cavalier.  I am going to another shelter this weekend, they are having an event and getting 80 dogs in from the south.  I am hoping to find a new friend there, but if I don't we are headed to a cocker spaniel rescue.  I hope to find a dog that wants us as much as we want them, if we are unsuccessful again this weekend then we will just wait and continue to check the local shelters. I look forward to updating you on this over the weekend!



  1. Glad to see you back, hope you find the perfect dog. I saw the picture of your new house and it's awesome, I would be loving it too! Looking forward to your posts. :)

  2. Hope you find the perfect pal. Humphrey (my pup) and I just finished a walk together. Dogs can bring so much joy.

  3. I'm excited for you! We got a dog through I like them because for 1, they are very helpful. If ever you need help with anything, regarding your dog, they will come to your house to help you. And 2, you get to pick out a specific breed, while still being able to rescue a dog (I'm all for shelters, but sometimes you want a specific breed, verses a mix. Those are hard to find at shelters). Good luck!

  4. When my husband and I moved from our loft to our house we got Tito, a boston terrier with a goofball personality. Dogs bring so much joy and love to our lives - good luck in finding your new buddy!