Sadly, not a lot has been up with me. So instead of boring you with talking about work and family junk I will tell you that we are expecting a fourth addition to the Lantz family.
Matt and I almost had a yorkiepoo but the sellers backed out and decided they couldn't sell her. After getting over that heartbreak we decided to look into dog adoption. Within 2 days of e-mailing on 4 dogs, all 4 had been adopted. We were feeling discouraged until we saw a new adoption pop up. We e-mailed the foster parent and then found out that she also had several other applications and would have to call references over this past weekend. None of my references ever got a phone call but Saturday evening I received an e-mail from the foster parent and she said that if we would like the puppy that she would be ours.
She is an 8-10 week old Coton de Tulear. I'm sure you're thinking, "huh?" Coton's are a rare breed that originated in Madagascar. They have "cotton" white fluffy hair that needs to be groomed and brushed regularly because it can get long and mat. They can reach about 15 pounds making them a small but not "toy" sized dog. They are very intelligent and loving.
She checked out really well at the vet and they actually said she was one of the healthiest dogs that had come from a puppy mill. Two thumbs up!
Oh, and I don't want any of you to think we got her from a puppy mill directly. How it works is rescues and shelters go to puppy auctions and purchase young pups in order to stop them from ever being bred by anyone else. Overbreeding can lead to serious birth defects in litters. It's a horrible chain of events that only leads to inhumane "breeders" getting more money in their pockets.
We are excited and anxious for Vinnie, our 11 month old cat, to have a new playmate and sister. I think Vinnie will have to warm up to the idea to having a dog in the house simply because he has been the center of attention for so long now. He really is the apple of our eye and the best cat in the world.
Right now the puppy has a very cute name, Annie. Because it sounds so much like Vinnie we feel that we probably should change it. Right now the top names in the running are Ilsa (Spring Awakening), Veda (My Girl), and Ellie (UP). I'm leaning more towards Ilsa while Matt is leaning towards either Veda or Ellie. No idea what we'll end up on though. We'll probably decide once we meet her.
If we get to the foster's house and there is something wrong with the dog that we weren't informed of then we probably will not end up taking her. But, if not, I'm 100% sure that we want to make her a part of our family.
Here she is folks!