It has been a few days since I've been on to post about all that JD and I have been up to, but that's because we've been busy making some big decisions. My mum and I have been talking with the rest of the family for awhile now about adopting a second pug. A few days ago my mom decided to look through some adoption profiles and start looking for a dog so that we could adopt one for her as a birthday gift. That's when we stumbled upon this photo:
Mum thought he was very cute. Then I saw his name... "Ringo"! That's when I decided that fate must be knocking on our door and telling us to adopt this dog. Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore The Beatles, so the name fit just right. We thought about Ringo for a few days trying to decide how he would adjust and how JD would react to a new addition to the family. In the end, mum decided that this little guy needed a good home and we took the 2 hour drive to Springfield, MA to adopt Ringo from the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society. Ringo is an "old soul" at 8 years old, but he has a great deal of spunk. He already knows some tricks and is a perfect gentleman when it comes to house training. Ringo is a pug but the poor thing is so emaciated that you can see his ribs and spine, but we will fatten him up in no time with our good homecooking :]. He is supposedly a purebred pug but he looks like he may be a mix... it could just be because he is so thin. We aren't quite sure yet.
JD is adjusting and is a bit jealous of Ringo at times, but they seem to get along. Ringo is a bit quiet and not so apt to play as JD is, so they each get plenty of individual attention in different ways. It's only been 24 hours, so they have plenty of time ahead of them to bond. They've already begun modeling together...
I just had to share the exciting news :]
Here are some photos that we've snapped of our new Starr so far:
Asleep on the way home from Springfield.
Ringo's temporary shelter collar.
The little backseat driver.
JD & Ringo waiting for my mum to finish dinner.
JD getting acquainted with his new buddy.
Asleep after a long long day.
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