We have a new family member. Yes, we have adopted another dog. His name is Archer, and such a doll. Now to give a little background – we love dogs, and have always believed in pet rescue in one form or another. The last two animals that have been adopted into our family have come from similar situations. They were initially adopted by a single person. Since then they married, and began having children, and the dog just wasn’t happy in such a rambunctious environment. They were very loved, and both families had to go through a lot of soul searching to get to the point of letting go. The wild child has the first one, and now we have done the same.
It all began with Molly in 2008. When Hubby started working from home we had a house-full of kids, but they were gone all day at school, and I was working outside the home then. Which was why we didn’t think it was fair to have a pet that we didn’t have time to give them. The wild child did not think her Dad should be alone, so she found 4-year-old Molly through a rescue website. Well she fit into the family right away. She became Hubby’s dog, and would sit with him all day keeping him company. Just perfect!
By 2010 the wild child still wanted her own dog; in came Tally. She was a puppy mill rescue, and just the silliest dog ever. Unfortunately, because she was breed so young she has very brittle and skinny legs, and she had to have surgery on both. But she took it like a trooper, and constantly keeps us in stitches with her antics.
Then we fast forward to 2016, and the wild child is moving out soon. Mia enters our world. What a love, such excitement in just being with you. But they all moved out, the wild child, Tally and Mia. Molly was all alone, without the rest of her pack. Keep in mind she is now 12 years old, and her eyesight isn’t so good. We realized that her fear of going outside to do her business was more because of not having the little white fur-ball to follow, known as Tally. So, the search began for a new ‘guide dog’ for Molly.
The wild child set to work and found Archer, just perfect. Do you notice a trend here? Yes, three dogs wearing the same fur-suit! Now my next goal is to get a photograph of the three of them in a row, LOL. Of course Tally will be there too <3