Sunday, December 28, 2008

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Puppy Love

So D and I have been thinking about getting another dog for some time now. We used to have Shih-Tzu named Gizmo when we first moved here to Germany. She was such an adorable dog, but a few months into my pregnancy, I started getting really sick from her 'dog' smell. We would bathe her everyday and she was an inside dog, but the smell was not sitting right with me. A co-worker of D's agreed to dog-sit for us for a few months. We got her back when I was 5 months pregnant and only getting sick 4-5 times a day. My 'morning sickness' didn't let up until the day after I had K.

Anyway, after we got her back, she was so territorial of D and absolutely hated me. So we decided to sell her. We sold her to a really great family with 2 dogs already, so I knew she would be happy there.

Since we have moved into a much bigger place with a ginormous yard, we have toyed with the idea of getting another dog. Especially since I don't plan on getting pregnant again until we are settled in at our new base. A friend of ours recently got a puppy and so did my sister. So, the thought of a dog joining our family has been on our minds a lot lately. K loves dogs, she just gets a little afraid of them licking her face. But I figure that once she gets used to the dog and the dog is used to her, everything should be fine. Another down side to getting a dog is that we are relocating in less than a year. I would hate to make a dog travel for a long period of time. Especially since we have our hopes set on moving back to Guam.

D called just a few hours ago to tell me that there is a Yorkie for sale in the paper. The Yorkie is 2 years old and already house trained, up to date on all of her shots, etc. It sound perfect. So we are trying to get a hold of the owners now. If this falls through, we have decided to try the pound. I'm just a bit iffy because most dogs from the pound have been beaten and abused. And while I would LOVE to rescue them, I have K to think about. I refuse to put her in harms way.

So I guess this is an on-going topic, we shall see what the future has in store for us.