Wednesday, August 13, 2008

She's Here!!!


Well, I have my new dog. I'm calling her Sophy—after The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer, of course.

She's a spaniel/setter mix—I think. Since she came from a shelter, there's no way to be sure. She was fostered for several months so she's in many ways already trained. Good thing since she's probably about a year old and weighs 45 pounds! (I'd thought she was probably around 30 until I saw the vet's paper.)

I'm going to see if I can insert a photo or two here....

She's a sweetie. She did bark once—when we saw a rabbit as we were out walking. And she definitely wanted to chase it but when I said “NO!” she happily continued walking with me.

She did wake me up at 4 am thinking maybe it was time to play—and I am sooooo NOT a morning person! But I got her back to sleep and it all worked out fine.

As you can tell, I'm enjoying having her here. I love dogs. I think there is so much to be gained by having one. Where else can you get unconditional love? Where else can you find someone always willing to play? And is there anything more soothing that petting a dog who loves you when you've had a long, hard day?

Okay, so I can think of a couple of answers for that last one but...you've got to admit it ranks pretty high up there on the list!

As for writing, well....I'm enjoying the new Book in a Week class I'm teaching and, as always, finding new ways to tweak my lessons for the class.

Now...off to the vet to pick up her heartworm medication (I was so excited to get her yesterday that I left my purse at home! I had her leash and a blanket for the back seat of the car—you know, the important stuff—but I forgot my purse! But that's okay because there are a couple of things I should probably pick up at the pet store, too.)

Can you tell I'm having fun?

8 comments:

Tori Lennox said...

She looks like a sweetie, April!

April said...

Thanks. She is.

Emma said...

So cute!! Congrats on your new family member - how fun!

Although I have to give two thumbs up to Collies. We have one and he's a gem. A big gem (90 lbs) but still a gem.

April said...

Emma, That's a large collie! My last one was full size and 75 pounds and I thought he was big.

susanwiggs said...

OMG, she is a DOLL! What a happy, lucky girl. May she bring you much joy, April. The two of you are such a great pair. A big BAROOO from Barkis! xoxo

April said...

Susan, LOL! A big whoof back to Barkis from Sophy! She is a cheerful thing. Loves to toss her fleece squeaky toy into the air and chase it. She's a good reminder to me to stop and play often during the day!

Mary Bennett said...

Oh she is soo cute!! I missed it though, what is her name?

April said...

Mary, Her name is Sophy--after The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer. As a Regency author, it just seemed perfect.