Monday, January 3

Hello 2011!

I really want to begin posting more regularly, it is one of my new year "goals".  So, I'll begin with one that some of you may have already read.  I'm not even sure how many people still read this blog but it's worth a shot.

Our Dogs
Family and Friends,

When Koby and I were newly married about 10 years ago we decided that we missed our pets back home and we needed one of our own. We took the short trip to the Brazos Valley Animal Shelter and found Klowie in October of 2000. They approximated her age to be one year old and she had been at the shelter for a few weeks (read: her time was running out). She wasn't the cutest we saw that day, but there was something special about her. So we signed on the dotted line and welcomed our first "baby".

A couple of years later we decided that Klowie was lonely and she needed a friend. We were driving through a neighborhood in College Station and saw a sign that read "Puppies $5" so we stopped. There was a litter of the cutest little fur balls you've ever seen. The family said that their dogs had accidentally bred...the mom was a lab/rot mix and the dad was full collie. Being the softies we are, we quickly spotted the runt of the litter and brought her home. Isabella joined our family in 2002.

Fast-forward about 8 years. We are a busy family with two real babies that demand an incredible amount of our time and energy. We go for walks to the park and don't have enough hands to juggle kids, strollers, snacks AND leashes. Over the last few years the dogs have taken a permanent spot on the back burner. It is not something we are proud of, or something we expected to happen. It just has. The kicker is that we have learned that my dad is severely allergic to dogs, therefore my parents have rarely been able to come visit us and the kids. If they do, they have to stay at a hotel, which is costly. If they come over for a bit my dad has to sit outside. It has become an emotional burden/dilemma.

If you are still with me, I'm writing all this to say that Koby and I have decided to attempt to find a new home(s) for our dogs. The simple act of typing this e-mail creates a pull in my heart. We want nothing more than for the dogs to be loved and appreciated so we are sending this message out to people we know are capable of those things.

In short, would you or someone you know like a new friend?

1 comment:

kristin fulghum said...

oh, i'm sorry friend. i know how hard this is. we gave our dog away a few months ago and we had not even had her a year. if it's any consolation, our life is much easier now! good luck and i hope you find a good home for them.