Before introducing you to Gatsby, let me tell you about Daisy. She was the sweetest little doggie and she died two years ago today after an allergic reaction to a routine shot and an incompetent vet's overreaction. While I still miss her (and her sister Ranger, best doggie ever in the entire world), I've been thinking for a while about getting a new puppy. I also think the best way to honor both Daisy and Ranger's memory is to give another abandoned, wonderful doggie a new home.
A week ago, a friend of mine was fostering a Jack Russell Terrier mix with the intention of adopting him, but his living situation changed and he was no longer in a position to take him. He briefly joked about giving him to me, but my mom was supposed to have knee surgery and a hornball puppy who humps everything in sight spirited puppy would not be good. It was a shame, because I met him a few times and he was just so . Well, my mom's surgery was cancelled yesterday and she was saying wouldn't it be nice to have a puppy again, so I called the place and he was still available! And now he's home with me! I really liked the place--when I called, they told me all the "bad" things--he was in a litter of six and is the last one because he's energetic, "friendly", and is a licker. I told them I was used to the "terrior" breed and I wouldn't want a dog any other way. I really like the place where I got him--the adoption cost was 150, and it includes neutering and a microchip which he'll get in August.
He discovered the kitchen first . He moved onto the backyard, where he ran around like he had never seen grass before (but liked it) and protected me from the garden hose. He loooooves Pepper the family dog. Pepper is coping. . Currently, Gatsby is napping on the loveseat, which he has claimed for himself.
While he's napping, I'm going to get some puppy supplies. Recommendations appreciated. But just as one of my particulars for food, I will not buy anything that has corn, wheat, or byproducts. He only weighs about five pounds, and while none of my dogs have ever been large, none of them have EVER been this small. He's smaller than my cat! All the treats we have on hand are too hard/big for him to eat. I also need recommendations for toys. Daisy and Ranger pretty much just used each other as toys and pretty much ignored what I gave them, unless it was furry and squeaked (Ranger only).