Ever since our doggie passed away last July after a long battle with cancer, the house has seemed desolate despite nightly visits from the neighbor's Great Dane and regular dogsitting gigs.
The original plan for yesterday was to go skiing, but we had to stay in cell range my wife was waiting for callbacks from a theatre audition. To make a long story short, we spent the day visiting animal shelters.
The supply of idiots in our society is enormous. That means there are lots of great dogs are in languishing in these shelters. It's noisy and stressful in these places for the dogs, so many that could become very well adjusted in a normal environment come across as aggressive or psychotic. When no one wants them, they get euthanized.
Some asshat dumped the sweetie in the attached photo, and she was found freezing, underweight, filthy, and covered with fleas.
My wife and I felt guilty expressing interest in the best dog at county animal control since we can handle something that is harder to adopt. However, staff there were really encouraging us to take her because she attracts parents that want a cute dog, but they think there's a chance she might not be good for kids.
Her name is Powder, and she's very smart for being only 8 weeks old. They told us she won't play fetch, but as this video taken before she even entered the house shows, she's a natural. Also, she's already learning to sit, eat on command, and take care of business outside.
She's a spunky little girl, but she has kennel cough so we need to keep her away from other animals while she heals up and we can get her to a vet. I normally prefer black dogs and there were plenty in the shelters. But for her, I just had to make an exception.