How much for the doggy in the window?
Ok, so he wasn't in a window. He was at the pound. Or as they are called today, the spcaLA. We looked at some Chihuahua mixes at the Seal Beach Animal Shelter, but they didn't like Josh. Well, the one that I liked and that got along with Zoe didn't like Josh. We visited Buddy a few times at the spcaLA shelter, first me and Josh, then Joy, Zoe, me and Josh. We kind of did it backwards, but not our fault! They were incredibly busy, short-staffed, and hence a little disorganized. But anyway! I wish I had taken pictures of Zoe and Buddy's first introduction. They played really well together, and for an old man, he certainly can keep up with the young pup. The staff seemed fairly impressed at how well everyone, kids included, got along. And so, we brought him home.
Josh was a little disappointed that we didn't get the terrier mix that he wanted , but I think he's adjusted to life with Buddy, a much quieter and cuddlier dog than Zoe. So if you think Jensen there is a cutie, he's still available, waiting for a forever home.
Advantages to adopting an older dog:
- Really likes to cuddle without being in your face
- Already house and crate trained
- Can teach younger dogs a thing or 2.
- gets a little grumpy when he doesn't want to play anymore
- likes to pee on EVERYTHING while on a walk, though that might be because he's male
- Humps Zoe constantly, though we finally realized that she can hold her own and it's a dominance thing