I know--I KNOW!!!--we're suckers for dogs. Really. You don't have to shake your head, roll your eyes, make fun of me any other way. I already know. We love dogs around here. Honestly and completely.
And ever since Jackson began failing, the folks Beve works with started a pool about how long it would be until we got a new puppy.
And let me just say,
one of Beve's buddies guessed it dead on (well, he guessed June 15, but close enough. And, to our credit, the other guesses were June 1st, 4th and 10th).
FREE 13 week old Yellow Lab (Marysville).
We saw it last night. Jackson, as some of you know, was the best in the known world, and we were given him. So it seemed sort of like, oh I don't know, God?--that there was another free lab waiting for us--maybe.... It was worth a shot, anyway so we wrote an email, which they got--along with 53 others (the man counted!)--and he emailed back that he'd call this morning, which he did first thing. He told me that they'd weeded out a lot of those emails, but kept coming back to ours, and felt strongly that we were the right people--even though they'd actually already communicated with some other woman. But something hadn't felt right about that situation, and they wanted this puppy to go home to the right people.
So this afternoon, J and I drove south, met the man, got peed on by Bleu (his former owner was embarrassed but we've been around this block before!), who has now been re-named Kincade (for a character in J's favorite book). He's already answering to Cade, scampering all over the place, causing this:
But as I said, we're suckers.
For two reasons.