Then someone (daughter of mine) started sending me pictures of available puppies. She worked on me for weeks but I was firm - I really did not want a dog! I'm actually quite lazy, so it was just easier without a dog.
I started to weaken, only because she was so persistent! Then one day I was a bit weak and we made plans to go to Montcalm County to meet this cute puppy named Hannah. But Hannah was adopted by a family with 5 young girls. Aw, good the puppy will live happily ever after and I don't have to have a dog!
I stated clearly to this daughter of mine that I just did not want the responsibility of a dog, or the expense, or the heart break in 10 or 15 years when the dang dog dies. She openly admitted she did not want full responsibility of a dog either, but she still wanted me to get one.
And then out of the blue my reasoning and common sense left me. Black Lab/ Terrier mix puppies were available right here in Grand Haven. Just 8 weeks old and adorable. Well I thought, and this is where common sense was lost, LIFE IS SHORT (or can be).
My daughter is the sweetest daughter in the world, and she wanted a puppy. Who knows what tomorrow will bring...
So in the end we went down to check out the puppies available at Puppy Breath Rescue, we walked into this house and 3 or 4 puppies came tumbling at us. Jumping, nipping, licking, bundles of fluff. We picked out "Kia", she is mostly black with one white paw. I paid the fee of $100 to Brenda, then it struck me. I had met Brenda before, she was the same nice girl in the room at the vet when we had Tilly put to sleep!
So now we have a puppy, we renamed her Clara. And yes the first ~ six weeks I regretted adopting her! She is full of energy, with snapping jaws! She bites my pant legs when I walk! She does not usually listen, but she can hear just fine. Maybe she isn't the cutest puppy ever, but now after three months, I'm coming round to her.
She is this little bundle of energy from morning until night. She is very cute and can be sweet. Now she is so excited when we come home to her, with her tail wagging full speed. She is our dog now. This is her home.
Clara First Day Home August 17 2012 About 8 1/2 weeks old.