I really do not want to jinx this but … we are probably-definitely adopting the puppy on the right. She’s a four-month-old Lab mix named Zoe (a name we’ll probably end up keeping — knowing me she’ll have a million nicknames anyway). She was rescued from a kill shelter in Tennessee by Social Tees. M.’s friends, who volunteer as puppy foster parents, have been taking care of Zoe since the beginning of the year. She had a few minor health problems that have been cleared up and next week she should get a clean bill of health and then she’ll be ready to adopt.
Last night we had the home visit (to make sure we are ready to be responsible puppy parents) and we discussed all things Zoe. I haven’t met her yet, but M. has. Everyone who’s met her says she is the sweetest, most timid little cuddlebug you ever did see. I’m sure that now that she has her health she’ll start coming out of her shell — but I hope she doesn’t lose that loving spirit. (I’m already picturing snuggling up with Wilkes on my left, Zoe on on my right.)
I’ll meet her on Monday and then if all goes well we’ll probably take her on Easter Sunday. Our little chocolate bunny! Gaaaah can’t wait!
PS: As you may recall, I got my hopes up about a Sandy rescue puppy in December but we were third in line and didn’t get her. This time we’re first!
PPS: The other puppy in the photo is her sister who was adopted awhile ago. She’s apparently a little bit of a terror shhh don’t tell her puppy-parents.