Being snowed in has definitely had its fun times and helped me get caught back up. I think I speak for many when I say I’m ready for spring now! It did finally give me time to post about two of the most important members of our family.
Colby & Zoey
My sophomore year in college I moved off campus into a townhouse with two other girls. One of the first things my parents made me promise was not to get any pets. Before classes even started one of my roommates and I were looking for a dog. It really was supposed to be her dog, but it wasn’t long before he was really mine.
Colby was found on the side of the road in the Virginia Mountains with his brother by a local small horse farmer. She had posted about him at the animal shelter and when we visited her we knew he was “the one.” He is a true mutt and we’ll never know for sure what he is. I like to guess he has some border collie, lab and chow in him.
This 11 year old has no clue he’s an old man. He still plays like a puppy and is the picture of health. In his 11 years he has seen many of my boyfriends come and go and moved 5 times. I think he was happy I finally settled down and got married so he can have a bit more peace in his life!
In April of 2011 my believed female dog Mandy passed away. It left a hole in our hearts and we will always miss her. That summer I couldn’t think about getting another dog but by fall it was clear Colby was lonely. I started to pester Chris about getting a puppy but he wasn’t so sure it was the right time.
In early December a friend of mine posted pictures of the puppies she was fostering.
Her mom owned a farm and a stray female lab had begun staying at her property. She had taken her to the vet to make sure she was spayed and told she was but shortly after the neighbors Great Dane was found hanging around a lot. On Thanksgiving she had 6 black laberdane puppies.
I showed Chris the picture of the puppies and for the first time he was pretty excited. We had 5 of the 6 puppies come to our house one afternoon and spend a few hours with us. After going back and forth we finally agreed to take the sweet little girl who loved the tennis balls.
Zoey has been such a joy and has brought new life to all of us, Colby included. She has such a loving personality and would prefer to spend her days cuddling on the couch with us. She has grown a lot in the last year but still thinks she’s a lap dog.