Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fuzzy loves

I don't know if this quite falls under the "relaxation" category, but Nick and I adopted a new fur baby. We've missed having a pup around the house so much, and we found a little guy who needed adopting!   Kip was chucked out of a car and abandoned in Eastern Washington a few years ago and has been in and out of foster care for a few years. He's been living with a great foster Dad for about a year, but he just hadn't found his forever home. We found him a month and a half ago on petfinder.com, but we just weren't sure if we were ready. We missed Mia so much!

A month later, we saw he was still there online....still looking for a home. We knew we wanted a pup in need, one who wasn't your typical dog that everyone wanted (i.e. a puppy).  We started the interview process, to find out that he was adopted. We were happy to hear he got adopted out though!

A week later, we got an email from his foster Dad-he had been returned-it just didn't work out, and the back up family never even came to meet him.  We were up! After many emails and phone calls, we opted to drive out and meet him. It was love at wiggly first site. On the drive over the pass to meet him, I joked that I wanted to give him the nickname of Kipper Snack. When we met him and his foster Dad, we learned his nickname had been Kipper. :)  It was clearly a good match! He was pretty shy at first, but he integrated quite well, and has been doing amazing ever since. He's great with kids, babies, adults, and crowds. He's a big fan of the dog park, and snoozing on the couch!

We're so very lucky to have found this little guy, and we can't wait to give him many, many years of love, snuggles and adventures. Now, without further adieu....Kip!

The first pic is of his first day home with us. You can see, he's pretty nervous. That didn't last long. Less than a week later, he's stealing antique quilts to snuggle under. Can it get any more cute?


Even Iggy had to get in on the snuggles! :)

I am so lucky. I have great fur babies, great friends, and family. Here's to all of us finding our happiness, fur-covered or otherwise!

Raina