And we often get puppies brought into the clinic to be transferred over to her so she can take them and adopt them out and such. I cannot tell you how many different puppies I have seen come through the door that have been so insanely adorable, but I knew they would all end up going to good homes.
Today, two beagle mix puppies came in, a brother and a sister, and the moment that I saw the little girl I fell in love. I wanted to take her home so bad. I promise you I never do this, because I know how much of a responsibility it is. In the two years I have worked there, this has been the first dog that I just felt the absolute urge to adopt and there was no way I wasn’t going to. She is the sweetest little girl, very quiet, calm, and just precious.
I just called B to find out his opinion on a second dog. He flat out said no. Thanks to him, I will be crying myself to sleep. Maybe a little over dramatic, but I wish I could explain how I felt about this little girl. I had a beagle-pit-mix when I was younger (Jenna). She passed away from cancer at around 12 years old when I was in college. And for some reason, when I saw this little girl, I immediately thought about my other dog and had this intense urge to adopt her. Her personality fits Jenna to a T, and she is the cutest little thing. She fell asleep in my arms.
What I got out of what B was saying, was about learning how to handle one dog and that Ellie will be enough for him to handle right off the bat with marriage and everything. He never grew up with any pets (except for a rabbit, which I don’t even count because it lived outside at his grandparents house). It’s kind of sad how he never had any experience with animals, and unfortunately I’m getting the brunt of that right now. It’s like he’s nervous about learning how to train or take care of one dog. I don’t know. As for me? I’ve always lived with animals. At all times, we had at least 2 dogs (most of my years at home we had 3), and at least 1 cat (again, for a long while we had 2). So overall 5 animals in the house, then on top of that we had horses for a bit. To me, one small beagle mix that will top out around 20 lbs is no big deal at all. To me, it’s a nice addition to our family.
Yes, we’re already having trouble finding a place to live, but we do know of one apartment that we can live in easily, and on top of that we already know we’re going to have to go through a realtor or rent a house so one more dog won’t be a big deal. I will have all summer to train her on top of that. I just. Ugh. I don’t even know. I want this puppy so bad. I’ve never felt this much want for a dog before.
B also mentioned money. Again, an honorable concern. Thankfully, I work at a clinic. I get half price vaccines, I get free exams, I get discounted/free meds. And a 20 pound dog won’t eat that much food. I’d be far more concerned if I ended up wanting a mastiff over a beagle mix.
I have to have this dog, one way or another.