Monday, April 4, 2011

Inara, Our New Pup

Meet Inara, our new dog! She is about a year and a half old. We are adopting her from a nearby animal shelter. She is a hound mix. We get to bring her home today! The hubby and I originally decided that we would get another dog when we had a kiddo who could ask for one. Since that is taking longer than planned, we skipped ahead.

We had a dog until a year and a half ago. Socrates was at least 14 years old and his body just gave out. He was the sweetest, most lovable dog imaginable. So after having the dog of all dogs, we thought it would be hard to find another dog to love as much. We were spoiled by having a dog who was pretty sure he was a person.

So today we bring Inara home. And to those of you who are nerds like me, yes she is named after Inara from Firefly.

It should be an interesting couple of days. We currently have two female cats, Cali & Lola. Inara was super mellow when we played with her at the shelter, but you never can tell. Animals act so differently in a shelter setting than when they are in a home. We are hoping she stays mellow, but becomes less scared when she gets comfortable. We are REALLY hoping she doesn't chase cats! Cali can hold a grudge like a champ. If Inara chases her too much, she will be pissed at us and ignore us for weeks. She is a peculiar cat. She at least has dog experience. We had her when we had our old dog, plus we had her when we had doggie visiters. Lola has never met a dog. We got her as a kitten. She is usually a very mellow cat, but when we came home smelling like dog after going to the shelter, she flipped. Her tail was so puffed out!

So I'll keep you posted! And I'll put up more pictures soon. The one here is of her at the shelter.

1 comment:

  1. Aww, what a cutie! Hopefully the transition for all parties involved will be alright. I think it's a wonderful thing, and love the name ;)