Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Addition

Now that nearly 3 months have passed since our little Scruffy died, we decided the time had come to get another dog. So today, we traveled down to Long Beach to the South Pacific County Humane Society and picked out Sophie.


As you can see, while not a purebred, she has a lot of redbone coonhound in her. We don't know a lot about her because someone found her wandering in the woods and brought her to the shelter. The vet estimates she's around 5 years old.

We've never had a coonhound before; this should prove interesting. Our 15 1/2 year old shepherd/collie, Heidi, isn't quite sure yet what to make of this new canine. They've had one minor run-in, but have mainly steered clear of each other. Our 3 cats are all discombobulated, but Sophie doesn't seem particularly interested in any of them.

Anytime a new being is added to a family, it takes everyone involved some time to adjust. I'm fairly confident she will fit in...eventually.


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  2. Sharon (from Raindrop Ridge)3/25/2009 04:46:00 AM

    Aw, I'm glad you guys adopted Sophie....she looks like a sweetie and I'm glad she will have a good home. I'm going through the same thing right now trying to adjust a new kitty to my other 2 cats. It's not easy but I'm hoping for the best.

  3. Sharon,
    Please keep me posted on your progress with this endeavor. Integrating a dog can be a challenge, but cats...? Over the years, we've discovered that bringing a new cat in is even MORE of a challenge. Good luck. :)

  4. HI -

    Sophie is adorable. :-)

    Our dog of 15 years died a few months back, as well. We haven't found a replacement yet.

    I had 2 coon hounds for many years. One thing that stands out is that they loved to drag the neighbors chickens back to our yard. oops! I would look out the window some mornings and yell, "Kids, there are chicken feathers in the yard again, go clean it up before ole neighbor Ben sees it!!" Other than that, they were great! :-)


  5. Gail,
    It's a good thing we don't have any chickens in our neighborhood!

    Sorry to hear about your 15 year old dog. I full well know how hard it is to say goodbye to a long standing member of the brood. We've had several pets live with us for more than a decade and it is heart wrenching when they depart.

    Hopefully, one of these days you'll be ready to get a new dog. I'm sure there's one just for you at a local shelter. One who has been carelessly thrown away by someone else that your family can provide a wonderful second chance for.

  6. Sophie looks like she's happy to have a new home (if not a little discombobulated herself).

    Shelter dogs are the way to go - good for you. That's how I found my Max.


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