Monday, February 21, 2011

Boots

Yep, that's her name.  We were having a hard time coming up with a name that fit, but she ended up naming herself.

She likes to chew on them:
Sleep in-between (or on) them:
And generally look adorable next to them...
And, she is wearing her own little brown boots, so there ya go. 

Sorry I haven't posted the details of how this little furball came to be with us sooner, but we've been a "little" preoccupied tending to the needs of this little 7 pound tyrant!  Just kidding, she is just so adorable we can't take our eyes off of her.  But wow, it's been a long time since I've had a puppy this small and it sure does require a lot of time and attention.  And we are loving it.

As many of you know, we lost our rottie, Angel, suddenly last summer.  That was my girl and I've been missing her so much since then.  Finally, about 3 or 4 months ago we started thinking it was time to find a puppy.  I had my heart set on a rottweiler, but I wanted to find one through a rescue group or at one of the shelters. I combed the websites daily and although there were a lot of older rotties, puppies were hard to come by.  Considering all of the other animals we have (bunnies, cat, horses, goats), I really wanted a young puppy that we could train from an early age to get along with everyone.  Just before Thanksgiving I contacted one of the local rescue groups and they had a litter of rottie pups available.  I went through the application process, waiting, e-mails back and forth, etc.  In the end, we didn't get one.  I was very disappointed.  At that point, I stopped actively looking and figured the right puppy would find us (which is usually what happens).

Last Friday I was driving over to our friend's arena to meet up with Lee to work Piper and Chini.  I was 2 driveways down from our friend's place when I looked over and saw 3 little girls running around a dirt yard being chased by 6  rottweiler puppies and their mama.  Double take!  Brakes.  Reverse.
I got out of my car and walked up to the gate.  All of the puppies ran up to greet me and lick my hand through the chain link fence.  A woman came out of the house and we had a short conversation about the puppies.  Turns out the mama is a rottweiler, but the daddy was only part rottweiler.  I really didn't care, I just wanted one of these puppies.  They looked like they could really use a good home and I wanted to take them all.  I offered the woman some cash, picked out Boots through the fence and left.  I saw little Boots' face and just knew she had to go home with me.  I only hope the rest of those sweet puppies find good homes where they will be cherished members of the family.

11 comments:

Rising Rainbow said...

Very sweet! I love rotweillers as well although don't currently have one. I hope to own another one at somet ime in my life.

She looks very sweet and I'm sure she'll really enjoy those boots.

Christina said...

You still rescued her Bridget. She might have ended up being handed off for free in a parking lot somewhere. The person should have been responsible BEFORE her dog got pregnant. Boots is adorable.

Congrats to you! I dont know why that rescue didnt let yo adopt a puppy. They must not have good sense.

Crystal said...

awww she is too adorable and the name seems to fit her!

Michelle May said...

Sweet! What a sweetie pie!!
Puppy breath! I'm so happy for you and yes indeed you did rescue her!
xx, shell

Chasing Sunsets said...

Oh, just too cute....How much fun...so cuddly and sweet! Have fun!

Natascha said...

Looks as though she has made herself quite at home. Seems pretty content snoozing on the couch. It was meant to be! Congrats to your new bundle of mischief!

South Valley Girl said...

Oh that's one lucky little puppy - I'm sure you will all be supremely happy together. She's just adorable.

Christina / SVG

Sandi/sassyglassdesigns said...

I completely missed this post the other day. I was reading your Sunday post and was wondering what you named your new baby and when I saw "Boots", I thought "that was what that post was about" so I hurried over here to read it. She is a doll and it was karma that you found her.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm glad she's getting a very good home.

Lisa said...

Boots is so beautiful. Yes, those people were irresponsible, but better you give puppers a home than she winds up at a high-kill shelter. I think your paying her probably gave her at least some piece of midn that you weren't going to eat Boots or something (if she even cared). She's lucky you found her :)

Blackfeatherfarm said...

I am happy for you. I so appreciate you wanting to rescue....and in reality you did. You are just awesome and Boots could not be luckier. Love that name by the way......