I have always wanted a dog. I grew up with canine friends and they have all been an important part of my life. Once we settled into our home, we started our search for a dog that would fit into our family well. We went to our local no-kill animal shelter and walked dogs, waiting for the right one. I often get impatient and eventually started to doubt whether getting a dog right now was the right option. A few weeks ago we gave up on adopting a dog altogether, and decided to look at kittens for Cora. That Friday we drove to the shelter and played with the kittens, eventually deciding to fill out some adoption forms for one of the furry felines. Before we could start on the papers, a vehicle with 8 dogs from a shelter in California arrived and my husband decided to help them unload the dogs. He brought in the sweetest little girl. I instantly wanted to bring her home, but she had to pass the baby test. We spent some time with her and saw how she interacted with Cora and Audrey. She fit perfectly and soon we were all packed into our little car, headed home.
We decided to call her Larkspur, because of her blue/grey coloring. She was dropped off at the shelter in California at night, so no one knew her name. Her file called her Kitty – I guess we did bring home a kitty that day! She was scheduled to be spayed the week after we brought her home, but before we could get her to the vet she went into heat. So for the past 2 and a half weeks I have been following her around, cleaning up the blood on the floor. We have also been working on her training. It has been a busy few weeks, but she is a wonderful new addition to the family!