Friday, September 21, 2012

Always Room for One More!

Somewhere in all of my storage boxes back in Montana, I have a little Scottish tale of a family whose slogan throughout the book is, "Always room for one more!" They have a house full of children, and every traveler who comes by has a place to stay for the night. If I remember right, the little house is bursting at the seams to the point where it finally collapses. All of those who were helped by the family come to help them rebuild their home. You can find it on Amazon here:

This last week we added one more to our little menagerie. Cleo (as in Cleopatra) is a sweet 4 month old shepherd mix. She's the smartest puppy I've ever trained. In just a few days she has learned to sit and come and is well on her way to being house broken. She gives the best hugs and has a very calm personality, but she still has lots of spring in her step - she is a puppy after all! We were heartbroken to separate her from her sister at the shelter but were relieved to see that she has been taken to a forever home as well! Cleo is fast and can hold her own with the big boys, Bailey and the neighbor's dog Storm. We may have a small apartment, but there was certainly room for this sweet girl!

Shortly after bringing her home, I had some dinner prep to do so she got to bond with me in the kitchen. I'm sure she thought she'd hit the jackpot coming to a place with good food smells!

After her first bath, I dressed her up in a pretty bow to take some pictures. 

"Pweease, can I haves another yummy treat??"

She lays her head down on your shoulder the minute you pick her up.

Sweet Cleo hugs

Our pretty girl

Bailey learning to share his space. It took some convincing, but he finally let her lie next to him on the special blanket on the bed.

Gretel still gets her cuddle time. In true cat form, she picks the spot of least convenience.

Cleo made it on her first 2 mile walk around Leita Thompson Memorial Park yesterday just fine!