Back in April, my mom promised me that we could get another dog if I managed to get a good paying job within 3 months of my graduation. It was pretty generous of her and at the time I was feeling quite confident and thrilled. I did manage to get a job within those three months, and now here I am a few months later – dogless.
Truth be told, I forgot about that promise myself after getting swept up in my job. But now I have remembered and am about to bring it up with my mom. Not only that, but I’ve found the potentially perfect dog too.
My dad and I have been discussing on the side what sort of dog we’d want to adopt, and we came up with these main qualities: small, can’t shed (a lot), mellow like our current boy, low energy, and obviously has to get along with our dog.
Yesterday morning, one of my dad’s friends, who is an electrician (let’s call him Electrician Man), swung by the house to fix a few things for us. Toward the end Electrician Man mentioned that he sadly has to give away his dog because he and his son have no time for her and it feels as though she’s around just to be fed. They’re both incredibly busy in their daily lives and he feels terrible because their dog is alone all day almost 12 hours. It’s come to a point where even Electrician Man’s son admitted that giving her away is the right thing to do.
Then Electrician Man told us more about his dog. She’s a miniature pinscher who is smaller than our dog, doesn’t shed a lot, gets along fine with other dogs, a level 5 clinger, doesn’t bark, and is incredibly mellow and laid back.
Is this fate or what?
My dad asked him if anyone has shown interest in her yet and Electrician Man said he hasn’t offered her to anyone yet. He was thinking of taking her to MSPCA to see what they can do, but one of his main concerns was that she might possibly go to a home that doesn’t give her the love and attention she needs, God forbid a borderline abusive place.
Electrician Man said that if the boss (my mom, ha) agrees to potentially taking his dog in, he’ll bring her to our house for a trial basis of some sort and let her stay for a week and see how she does with us.
My dad and I did indeed talk to the boss this morning and she was resistant at first (despite the promise she made me, pfft), but said fine in the end on two conditions: the dog is not completely hairless because those dogs freak her out a bit, and she gets along with our dog.
I think this would be great. She’s actually the type of dog we’ve been searching for, Electrician Man knows us and knows she’ll be well taken care of, and on the plus side he can come visit her anytime he’d like!
I am a bit worried about how the two dogs will get along, especially because my dog has had a history of not getting along with some dogs in the past. Looking back though, I think that they were all situational. The dogs he didn’t get along with (he stayed far away from, snapped and barked at them) were all dogs that were larger than him and rough housed too much or got all up in his business so I think he acted out of intimidation or feeling overwhelmed. He never had an issue with dogs smaller than him that might get all up in his face. This potentially new dog, she, according to Electrician Man, is mellow/low energy and has the mentality of “if the other dogs don’t bother me, I’m cool with them.” Which essentially is my own dog as well so I don’t see any logical reason as to why they won’t get along.
Plus… I don’t know if I personally believe in destiny, but it sure as heck seems like the universe is working in my favor right now.
So surely the universe will work in my favor once more and the two dogs will get along just swell!
On a side note, there’s a superstition in Tibetan culture that states if you see a crow from your window, it means a gift of some kind will come your way. I’m generally not superstitious, but it certainly came true for me in past events (or call it mere coincidence, your choice heh) so I’m going to go ahead and believe in the few crows I’ve been seeing from my bedroom window in the mornings last week ;)