On Saturday The Partner and I officially took the plunge and got a dog….
I would like to formally introduce Sir Scruffy Cheng-Lake. Weighing in at 9 pounds, he is a year old terrier mix of wiry blonde cuteness. We got him from a fantastic rescue group in San Francisco named Wonder Dog Rescue that specializes rescuing dogs from kill shelters. The founder, Linda, is a warm and passionate person who carefully evaluates each rescue and ensures that each are placed in a home suited to their needs. It still amazes me that someone didn’t want Scruffy…..honestly, how could you not fall in love with that face!
We picked Scruffy up on Saturday and the weekend was a whirlwind of dog related activities, including his first bath which I wish I had gotten pictures of, but he was a bit freaked out by the experience as well as The Partner’s and I foray in cleaning up various bodily fluids ranging from vomit to poop.
Yesterday was a bit of a tense say since Scruffy refused to eat and vomited on 4 different occasions, so we took a trip to get him some IV fluids and some medication. Fortunately, it looks like the medication has worked since he ate a full meal yesterday and this morning we were “surprised” by any odd puddles of fluids. GO SCRUFFY!
So now it’s time to get him in obedience classes and organize some doggie play dates. Overall, I am happy that Scruffy is part of our family…HOWEVER, I am still not 100% enthralled by the thought of urine & vomit stains on my carpets and his persistent “dog smell” even after the bath. Any tips on how to keep the house from smelling like a kennel are appreciated!
Okay, I am off to play with him before I start my errands. Honestly, with him being some cute, how am I ever going to get any work done……..