Sunday, February 22, 2015
Meet the Newest Member of the Family -- Hattie
Hattie is four years old, we think. She has had more than one litter, with the most recent litter at the end of last year. She and the puppies were put into a shelter, and the puppies were all “rescued”, and now Hattie is rescued. Just like Skruffy, Hattie has heart worms too.
Now, as Paul Harvey use to say, this is the “rest of the story”.
We went over to the Orlando area, fighting the bitter 30+ degree night time temps, to visit Marcia’s brother Dean and his wife Caryl. We took Skruffy and Bubba with us, and although there was some “are we going to get along” moments with Hattie, everything worked out.
You see, Dean and Caryl found Hattie in a shelter in late December…and it was LOVE at first sight….and Hattie is Dean and Caryl’s dog, not ours. The NEWEST member of the family is a COUSIN!
After our first attempt failed, we finally got both dogs inside the house with Hattie and everyone got along just fine …. although there was a lot of stares (and sniffing).
Skruffy kept a closer eye on Hattie than Bubba did….
….this is the only picture I could get of Bubba with his eyes open!
Skruffy’s size probably had a lot to do with it….Hattie is not a large dog, but she is much larger than Skruffy. Hattie is, from what they have been told, part Beagle and part Corgi. Her heart worm treatments will be over soon, and in a month after her last shot they can let her “be a real dog”…until then she is on low excitement – low exertion for now.
Hattie is a wonderful dog. Her eyes can look so sad at times, her fur is soft (the patch missing on her side in this photo is for the treatment she is getting for heart worms), and she is as friendly as can be. Welcome to the family Hattie!
By-the-way, the flowers did open by Valentines Day, and my lovely wife was as happy as could be.