So, . . . Last week THIS happened . . .
Isn't he just so handsome?!! Hermes is 9 now and Zoe has been gone for over 2 years. Hermes is active and he always seems happy enough, but sometimes I would look at him and I couldn't help think that he would be happier with another four-legged friend. I didn't go looking . . . but, one of the girls at doggie daycare sent me a link and said, "I thought of you and Hermes when I ran across this fella today." (Thanks, Brooke) ;O)
That was December 5th. A lot happened between that day and last week for this little guy and his owner. It can be heart wrenching trying to decide what is best for a pet that is part of the family with lots of pros and cons and decisions to be made. In the end Dash came to live with us.
Dash is an Italian Greyhound and our vet thinks he's about 10 years old. He weighs only 8 pounds making Hermes look huge! (Have you been working out, Hermes? )
I arranged for Dash and Hermes to
meet at doggie daycare.
I thought that Hermes' play place would be a great place to introduce the two since it would be neutral ground and they would be with other dogs. It didn't take long before Dash told Hermes, "I'm in charge." Hermes (not wanting to be rude or course) said, "How high do you want me to jump?" (Way to man up, Herms.)
Well, the next day went a little smoother once we let Hermes know that he didn't have to jump quite so high or even jump at all if he didn't want to. It was up to him.
By day 3 they were running around, playing, watching squirrels, and cuddling up on the couch. I think they may have called a truce of some sort because it looks like they've decided to share the role of dominant dog (for now anyway ).
Life is meant for
Good Friends & Great Adventures.
Welcome to the family, Dash!