Sunday, June 26, 2005

The new dog

We'd always heard two border collies are better than one. First, these dogs are very smart. Secondly, they have more energy than a nuclear power plant.

We'd been thinking about getting a second dog because our ball-throwing arms are now visibly larger than our non-ball-throwing arms.

My husband, Lindsey, came home from the vet's office one night and told me about a sweet little tri-color collie pup who'd been boarded and abandoned there.

A couple of days later, it was a kinda slow Friday afternoon at the office. I kept thinking about this puppy. So I went to meet her.

When I went in, Lois -- who runs the vet's office -- knew why I was there. Within minutes, this little wiggle-tailed puppy was licking my face and peeing on my lap.

Of course, there was no choice but to take her. I called Lindsey and told him I was on my way home from the vet's.

"What's wrong? What's happened?" he asked with alarm.

"Nothing," I replied. "I'm just trying to drive with this little girl puppy licking me in the face."

Lindsey and Gumbo were sitting on the front porch waiting for us. We've been inseparable since.

Her new name is Roux, which of course, is the base of any gumbo.


Blogger Anne Perrone said...

Its so wonderful to hear how great Roux is handling her new home. I'm glad Gumbo has taken her "under his wing" and snarly face is the true game of choice in the house. But, I do have one question?

Is Gumbo breaking up with Lucy?

I mean, look at her. She's stunning! Nature broke the mold when they made her. She is the goddess of the big mean kitty and a master of the tennis ball. She attacks the water hose without the slightest of fear. I just hope she doesn't take it too hard. She'll soon realize that the long distance relationship just wasn't going to work out.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Of course not! Lucy is his first true love, and it wasn't just puppy love. Even with the distance, he sometimes sees her picture on the computer and remembers all the good times they shared.

She'll come visit and boss him right back into submission.

8:11 PM  

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