Quote for the Day:
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
Ever since our 13 year old Boston Terrier, Lady, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge last March, I've known that at some point I wanted another dog. "When" was the question. I've checked www.petfinder.com, the local humane society and animal control websites, and Boston Terrier rescue sites over the last few months looking for another Boston Terrier. There was never a "young female" available that was "healthy, good with kids, and good around other dogs."
I really didn't want to go through the puppy stage again and Andy didn't want one that was too old because he felt they were too "set in their ways"...meaning bad habits... by that time. So we've been looking for one that was around 2 years old.
While we were in Nashville, I decided to look on the internet...just for giggles....to see if there might be a bigger variety of Boston Terriers available in a big city area.
Lo and behold...guess what we found listed on www.craigslist.com but a 2 year old, female Boston!!! We made contact with the sellers yesterday and went to see her today!!!
Who could resist this little princess???
We sure couldn't resist her!!! Her name is Ginger and she is our new furbaby!
Erin gave her a bath after we got her home and then we...Erin, Sera, myself and Ginger...went to Petsmart and bought a new blinged-out collar, some treats and new chew toys! We then stopped by Goodwill and I bought a soft baby blanket for her to sleep on!
She already has Andy wrapped around her paw! :) She is well-mannered but doesn't seem to respond to commands like "sit", so we will need to work with her to make sure she knows at least the basic commands. She is really good around kids as the family we got her from had 5 year old twin girls. Sera has gotten down in her face several times and it hasn't seemed to even faze Ginger.
The sellers gave us her immunization record and everything is up-to-date, but I'll still take her into our vet for a check up soon.
She has demonstrated that she is calm and restful during car rides...which is another thing we were looking for, since we take long car trips a couple of times a year.
I'm very happy that we were able to find this adorable Boston Terrier and bring her into our lives and home!
Welcome to your "forever" home, Ginger! I'm glad you're here! :)