I tweeted about it yesterday:
Looking @petfinder for a puppy – we’re ready! This must be what expectant parents feel like. Only we get to choose our baby! 🙂
The secret’s out: We’re adding to our family! We haven’t found a pup just yet, but we’re pouring over Petfinder, filling out rescue organization applications, watching the local shelters and reading the ads on Craig’s List, the local papers, and watching bulletin boards.
Sarah is getting on in years and, as much as we try not to think about it, we know she isn’t going to live forever. Emma is very attached to Sarah. When Emma was a puppy, the only way we could crate her was if Sarah was right in there with her. The two would curl up and go to sleep. They still curl up together on the dog bed and on the couch.If we have to take Sarah somewhere, Emma paces, whines and is disconsolate until she returns.
We know that Sarah’s death is going to make a basket case out of Emma if she isn’t already bonded to another doggy friend. So, we’re getting a third dog now in preparation for that day, whenever it may come.
Sarah isn’t always accepting of adult dogs, but she loves puppies. Emma will accept a puppy, too. We don’t see us getting an adult dog unless we can see that they all get along well.
So, that’s the scoop! We’re on the lookout for a short-haired, preferably female puppy who’s good with dogs, cats and kids. We know it’s hard to tell that with a puppy, but we’re hoping to find a mutt with a good mix of breeds that typically are good with kids and other animals…Beagles, labs, etc. We’re partial to fawn, fawn and white or tri-color markings.