Well, we're adding to our family! Please meet Miles (currently know as "Spanky"). We are adopting him from a rescue group that helps save dogs from the south where they have a much higher "kill rate" (isn't that a horrible term?!!!!), so they send them up here in van transports. Don't worry, they are USDA licensed transporters. We HOPE he'll arrive this Saturday, but if not then it'll be another 3 weeks from yesterday. Our fingers are crossed.
I'm sure some of you are reading this and thinking "wow, that's great". While others of you might be mumbling to yourselves and wondering why in the hell we would want to take on any more responsibility right now. Honestly, there are a lot of reasons why we have decided to do this. Many of them some of you just might not understand. But in particular there is this feeling of needing to be normal again. To us, normal is having a dog. And losing our dog Ty back in May when we had to put him to sleep for aggression after only 2 years was just HEARTBREAKING in an already difficult year. We just weren't ready then to adopt another dog so we have been dogless for the first time in 18 years. The kids are really longing for a dog, as are we. And we want Chloe to have a dog around her while she grows up. We think it is important.
So whether or not you understand WHY, we hope that you will share in OUR joy and excitement as we celebrate a new chapter in our lives. We'll keep you posted on his arrival.