Archive for June, 2011

A New Addition

June 28, 2011

She's a Survivor

Meet Harley.

We weren’t exactly in the market for a new dog. Two in the house was plenty. We definitely miss T.J., but I had gotten accustomed to two dogs in the house instead of three. Then we met her.

We don’t know much about her history, but we do know she’s very young to have gone through so much. We think she may have been dropped off or found as a stray out in Bastrop County. To make room at the Bastrop shelter and keep them safe from euthanasia, Austin Pets Alive! took Harley and several others in. She’s also a parvo survivor, thriving now, happy and healthy.

She loves her big brothers, Bugsy and Thunder. She’s doing great on the house-training thing. She can sit. If you’ll throw, she’ll fetch. She plays hard and sleeps hard.

Part of me thinks we’re crazy for adding a third dog to the family, but the rest of me already can’t imagine the house without her.

Meet Annie

June 16, 2011

A Smile From Annie

I can’t believe I haven’t posted a photo of Annie yet. Annie is my current little sister with the Big Brother/Sister program at Austin Pets Alive!

She’s a shy beauty. Better on leash than any other dog at APA! right now (but maybe I’m biased). She’s very curious, always keeping her eyes and nose open to what’s around her. And she’s good with other dogs, at least those a bit smaller than her. I visited with her a few days ago, and she was sharing a pool and a pen with two scrappy little male dogs.

Annie is also good at reading your signals when you’re walking with her. If you stop, she’ll stop. If you sit, she’ll sit by your feet.

She’s going to make a great companion for someone.

Must Love Dogs

June 16, 2011

I put this little video together for the Austin Pets Alive! dog-walking program. I’m there every Tuesday night with my walking shoes on and treats in-hand. If you’re interested, please join us!