I’m sure I’ve expressed on several occasions that the Little House is… little. I’ve probably also mentioned that our 85-lb.-10-month-old Lab/Great Pyrenees/something puppy, Indy, is large (in personality as well as size) and that Little House + Indy don’t always seem to fit.
Take, for example, the Garden Hose Demolition of 2012 in which Indy systematically destroyed all of our hoses and soaker hoses (for watering our foundation… Texas is weird). Indy 1, Little House 0
Or you could consider our deck, which has had it’s corners rounded, railing gnawed, and several of the shorter boards ripped up entirely. Indy 2, Little House 0
You can also almost see China from the 2 ft deep holes Indy has dug in the back yard. Indy 3, Little House 0
I think you get the point… Indy has reached that destructive stage. Not chewing so much… just being destructive. We’re pretty sure she’s bored so…we (tentatively) adopted a new dog. Yes, you read that right. Yes, we’re crazy. Nut-so. Off our rockers. Who in their right mind would adopt a second dog in a house barely big enough for one? That’s right. These guys.
Her name is Rosie (named for our Alma-Mater, Rose-Hulman). She’s a blood hound mix and is about two years old. Like her big brother Fievel and little sister Indy, she’s a rescue. We adopted her from a group here in Dallas called Rescue Me. They don’t have a kennel, but foster their dogs in homes instead and show them at area festivals and pet stores. We met Rosie at the North Texas Irish Festival on Friday. Rescue Me requires a one week trial stay for their adoptions before they’re final. Things are a little rocky right now at the Little House, but they’re getting better as everyone gets to know each other.
PS. Rosie is on the left and Indy is on the right. They look like sisters!