Welcoming a New Friend

Posted 2 months ago2020-07-25 21:12:47 UTC
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
While the pandemic shrouds the world, we welcomed a ray of sunshine into our lives.

We adopted a two-year-old Sheltie-Shiba Inu mix called River. She was found as a stray at the rescue, and it took a Herculean effort to adopt her.

We contacted so many rescues and shelters that we started a spreadsheet to keep track of everything. For every pet that's up for adoption, more than a hundred families apply. The demand for pets is extremely high during the quarantine. I was losing hope when my friend and co-worker tipped me off about River. My friend volunteered at the rescue for more than a decade. Without a personal connection, we would still be waiting for a dog.
Meet River
Dog Beach

6 Comments

Commented 2 months ago2020-07-25 21:46:11 UTC Comment #102806
Awwwww. :3
Commented 2 months ago2020-07-26 08:27:10 UTC Comment #102807
She is very nice. What a good dog.
Commented 2 months ago2020-07-26 10:56:29 UTC Comment #102810
Cute dog! I was expecting something a bit bigger when you said it's a Shiba Inu mix, but then I remembered I always confuse that with the Akita Inu, which is a larger breed :)).
We contacted so many rescues and shelters that we started a spreadsheet to keep track of everything. For every pet that's up for adoption, more than a hundred families apply. The demand for pets is extremely high during the quarantine. I was losing hope when my friend and co-worker tipped me off about River. My friend volunteered at the rescue for more than a decade. Without a personal connection, we would still be waiting for a dog.
I'm sorry to say the situation is quite opposite where I live. There are dogs that live in the shelters for years before they're adopted. I myself couldn't take care for one due to the lack of space and inability to take it with me to work during the day, even though I'd like to take care of one.
Commented 2 months ago2020-07-26 15:23:04 UTC Comment #102811
Awww, she's beautiful. Congratz.
Commented 2 months ago2020-07-28 09:05:16 UTC Comment #102812
River is gorgeous! What a wonderful smile :heart:

Also every time I see how old Scott is getting, I feel very, very old.
Commented 1 month ago2020-08-11 12:37:51 UTC Comment #102864
I am saddened by Scott's change of attitude toward me as a teenager. He used to look up to me and we did everything together. Now he doesn't even want to talk to me sometimes. Everything I do is annoying to him, and I don't know anything, according to him. It breaks my heart.

I know this is temporary, but it doesn't make it any easier now.

The COVID-19 situation remains pretty dire in Los Angeles, and we remain in pretty strict lockdown. Life during this summer hasn't been easy, and I am still working a lot because babies still need their shots and kids have not stopped injuring themselves from doing silly stunts.

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