Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Irish You Much Happiness..........

O, the red rose may be fair,
And the lily statelier,
But my shamrock, one in three
Takes the very heart of me!

~Katherine Tynan

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

Irish Blessing

May luck be your companion,
May friends stand by your side,
May history remind us all,
Of Ireland's faith and pride,
May God bless us with happiness,
May love and faith abide.

~ Irish Blessing

The big hole that was left in our heart since Buddy died
didn't seem to be improving much. We found ourselves looking for Buddy in certain situations knowing he wouldn't be there. Enough was enough and we decided to look around for a new little furry critter that we could offer a good home too and love and who would challenge us not only physically, but mentally as well. I went on line and did some searching through the Animal shelters in our surrounding counties. We found several dogs that answered our criteria, but there was one little cutie that we called to check on first. She was brought in yesterday by a young boy saying that the dog was running in the road and he was afraid she would get hit by a car. The Dog Warden said that she was scheduled to be put down on Friday. They don't waste any time, do they!

We brought her home with us. She is a Terrier and Dachshund mix like Buddy was, but has more of the coloring of the Dachshund than he did. She is a little cuddle bug and it doesn't matter to her whose lap she is on as long as she is not left alone. We named her "Paddy" in honor of St. Patrick's Day. By looking at her teeth she is probably around a year old so training is going to be needed. She came with her own baggage too, as most pound puppies do. We are thinking that someone has hit her with their hand because every time she sees a hand coming toward her she cowers and hunches over. She isn't housebroken either, which we will be working on as well. J.D. believes that she must have been kept outside because she put up a lot of resistance when he brought her into the house for the first time. She is already getting over that. I will have some pictures of her in the next day or two. I didn't want to cause her any more stress and drama then she had already endured for one day, with all of the changes that was happening in her world. She had to deal with enough yesterday, with out us
flashing lights in her eyes too.

May you be blessed today and always with the luck of the Irish!!


Baba said...

Hi Jo, thanks for all of the Irish blessings..Wishing you a "happy St. Patrick's Day"..

Your new friend Paddy sounds like she needed a good home.Show us pictures when you can.. hugs, Baba

Prixie said...

same to you!

violetlady said...

Paddy sounds like a great little dog. I know you will have the patience and kind heart she needs.