Say hello to the newest member of our family, Annabelle! She is a Chihuahua/Pug mix. Also known as a “Chug”. She looks more Pug that Chihuahua in the face though. My hubby and I had been talking about getting a dog for a while, and our youngest has been begging for one for years. But due to landlord issues in Oklahoma we weren’t able to get one. Well, after years and years of waiting we found a landlord that said we could get a dog! We preferred a small indoor dog to start. So, on Monday, March 9th, the boys and stopped into the Alexander County Animal Services to see what kinds of dogs they had for adoption. They didn’t really have any small dogs available, but took my name and info and what kind of dog we were looking for and they said they would call me first if any dog came in fitting what we wanted. Well, about 3:30 the same day they called! They had an owner surrender this beautiful little girl due to landlord issues. They didn’t have her 30 minutes before calling me. The boys and I went over right away to check her out. Well, lets just say it was love at first sight! She was so sweet and calm. (Probably cause she was scared) But she came to me and boys easily and snuggled us. We all knew she was perfect. She did have a little bald spot on her butt from a previous issue with fleas, but we could deal with that. We asked how soon we could get the paperwork started and what we could do to adopt her. Surprisingly enough it was a very easy process. I signed a few papers, paid the $75 and she was ours. She was given her shots and a microchip, in cause she ever gets lost we can find her. She is scheduled for a spay appointment next week. We brought her home and began spoiling her right away. The kids loved on her and gave her lots of attention.
When I picked up hubby from work that day we went straight to Wal-Mart to get her lots of goodies. She got a bed, food, treats, and flea shampoo (just in case there was any lingering fleas). Within the first few hours being with us she perked up and became and very active, happy dog. We decided to call her Annabelle and she started responding to the name right away.
We her to the groomers the next day to have her nails trimmed. The boys have been great about taking her out to potty about every hour. They even wipe her paws on the rug when they come in if its wet outside.
She gets very excited when my hubby comes everyday and has to give him lovins and lots of kisses. Between the boys playing with her and snuggling her through out the day she is all tuckered out by the end of the day and ready to sleep.
She is sleeping in a doggy crate in the evenings and does great in it. We have only left her home alone once and she was put in the doggy crate for that. Because she is such a social animal we thought it best.
I think she has made a great addition to our family.