Thursday, April 7

Our New Addition

Oh my goodness, just to clarify, I'm not pregnant! I had no idea it sounded that way until my mom said to me yesterday, "you know everyone thinks you're pregnant, right?" Whoops! Sorry for the confusion :) But, we do have a new addition to our family....

Meet Maisy Mae Minton:

You may remember her from this post in November. Here's the story:

I have been volunteering/working with Bliss Animal Haven probably since September. I organized a fundraiser, Pins for Pups, in November and we brought some of the dogs in case someone wanted to adopt one. Well, Maisy was one of those dogs and she absolutely stole everyone's heart, including mine. Her sweet demeanor, adorable face, and goofy tongue had me begging Doug to make her ours. Turns out, 2 days later, Maisy was adopted by a nice older guy who adored her. I was sad that we missed such an awesome dog, but was glad she at least had a good home.

So last Thursday, I look on Bliss's website to see what dogs they had, and to my surprise, Maisy is back on there! Turns out, her owner has some serious health issues and will be spending a lot of time in the hospital so he had to bring her back to Bliss. Once I saw this, I knew she was meant to be our dog (I know this sounds awful...I'm sad for the guy that he lost his dog and has health issues...I really am!)

So I begin a series of looooooong talks with Doug about this and convince him that she is the perfect dog for us and would complete our happy little home....and it worked! He agreed to do a 'trial weekend' with Maisy that was supposed to start Thursday (today) but I was too impatient and moved it up to yesterday. That's why I had to keep it a secret- just in case it didn't work out (even though I knew it would :)

So my mom and I picked Maisy up last night, took her to Pet Supermarket where she was the belle of the ball...seriously, everyone there loved her and told me I lucked out and got an awesome rescue dog. Then we went home and she met Pepper, which went as good as can be expected. Pep was not thrilled that a big dog was in his house, but he wasn't really scared...just more annoyed. Which is much better in my opinion. We also took Maisy to the dog park in our neighborhood and played fetch. I loved every second of the night!

The only issue I was worried about was how she would react to Pepper, since she didn't have cats in her last home. But she is just as playful and happy as can be and I think they will be great friends :)

It's killing me that I can't be with her all day, but thankfully my mom is staying with us today and tomorrow to keep her company. She has some of the cutest quirks about her- like her tongue is always hanging out, which is a Boxer thing that I just love. She also LOVES to hug. If you get on your knees, she will put her front paws on your shoulders and lean in against you. It is precious!! I need to get a video of it. Just a warning: blog material is about to become all about Maisy (and Pep, of course).

This weekend, Maisy will be meeting the family when we go to Marietta for Pawpaw's birthday lunch on Saturday. We'll also be taking another trip to Petsmart to get the rest of her things (I think I love it as much as she does- I'm so proud of my new girl!) And I'm sure there will be many parks visits, too.

I only have these iphone pictures, but I promise to have good ones up soon! And I'm curious, lots of you commented that you thought you knew what the secret was....were you right? :)


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats! Love her name! :) She's a doll!

Mrs. McCracken said... Best Blogger Tips

Love her! I kinda thought that it was a new pet... but then again I thought it kinda could have been a Pregnancy announcement too! LOL!
She is so sweet! Have fun this weekend at the park!

Chelsea said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Julie I am so excited for you!!! And so happy Maisy has a home! After my family's ten year old dog passed in November 08 (and we all had time to grieve, of course) I was absolutely driving my parents crazy to get a new pup. I know exactly how excited you are :) Sophie is absolutely the light of my pathetic as that sounds. I assume that "light" will be transferred to my kids one day, so I like to call her my child :) Cant wait to hear more about her & y'alls adventures!

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

AWWWWW! She is so precious! I am so happy for you, Julie! Yes, more pictures please. You have to add her to the side of your blog! :)

Legally Lovely said... Best Blogger Tips

What a CUTIE PIE. For some reason, the first and last pictures won't show up, but I got to see the middle one and she is PRECIOUS. I am so happy that you got her!!! And, I love her name - the English major in me loves alliterative names!! Have fun with your new pup! (I hope Pep does too!)

Michaela said... Best Blogger Tips

How sweet! Ah, I love doggies (:

Ruth said... Best Blogger Tips

so sweet!!!

Chris Tani and Princess Brielle said... Best Blogger Tips

This post makes me so dog hungry! What a cute dog!

Lesley Anne said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so funny because Kyle and I saw a Boxer while we were in Charleston last weekend and I told him how much you had wanted one--and now you do! I am SO happy for y'all! She is precious and I can't wait for Doc to meet her. Pet play date soon. :)

Meghan said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww, congrats! So adorable!

Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats! Adopting animals is such a rewarding experience. I linked my adoption story up to The Shine Project today too :)

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