"You Should" adopts a boxer!
I can picture in my mind how our very own Shannon O'Malley went about getting boxer Gracie (formerly Samantha)into the pack, as The Boss and I have gone down the same road many times.
If you recall, an injured, small boxer ended up at Animal Control. The Humane Society sent out an Action Line to everyone on their e-mail list about this dog, hoping someone would foster her until she could be treated and then adopted. Shannon got wind of this poor girl and took her under her wing, supposedly as a "foster."
Now, we also know that "You Should" is in Iraq and he made her promise she wouldn't be DOING such things as bringing in new pets. Remember the cat that she also was going to be taking care of "temporarily?" Ha, ha, ha.
Well, you can guess what has happened. Gracie is now Rocky's best gal, permanant resident and Queen of the castle!
Shannon says: "I thought I would share a few more pics of Gracie. She went to the vet on Friday to have her stitches removed and she had gained almost 3 pounds. She is playing like a puppy and her stiff leg never seems to get in the way. Her demeaner has changed dramatically. She was nervous, timid, always with a scared look on her face. Now she greets us with a doggie smile, tustles with Rocky constantly, and is the first one to jump on the couch with you for a snuggle. She listens and is very , VERY well behaved. She is such a positive influence on Rocky. He is so glad to have a friend to play with."
"OK...the first picture looks like something is going on that shouldn't be...but its not, I promise. They had just finished with a massive wrestling match when Gracie decided it was time to rest. Rocky proceeded to follow her lead and just plopped down on her. As you can tell, they are getting along great. They act like they have been friends forever."
"Also, I did hear from my hubby and he is not going to divorce me and said we can keep her. Yay!! maybe he's not such a meanie after all!"
I just LOVE good news and happy endings. And I think the new name for Shannon's long-suffering husband should now be "You Should just keep your mouth shut," because you'll always lose these battles! Just ask The Boss!
So what good things have been happening in your house of animals?
posted by Sandy at 2/13/2008 03:37:00 PM