Thursday, June 24, 2010

Meet Betty the Dog

Yes, I know. Bad blogger once again! But, there is good news. Mr. Owl and I recently adopted a new dog!

As some of you may know, our beloved dog, Lola, passed away unexpectedly in May. We were so devastated that we decided that we weren't going to get another dog for a long time because it just hurt way too much to say goodbye. A few weeks went by, and while it still hurt like a knife to the stomach, it slowly got easier. Although, all places in our apartment that were now empty (like where her crate and bed used to be) were constant reminders, and that, at times, made the healing process worse. We also realized just how much we missed wagging tails and cheek kisses, so we started looking at shelters and rescues, and put our applications in to officially begin the search for our new furry friend.

This week, we found Betty, a Maltese who was a stray on the street, picked up by animal control, and brought to PAWS Chicago* to find her forever home. And I'm so happy to say that we're it. We've only had Betty a few days, and we already have a bond with her that comes with lots of genuine love and affection.


But acclimating a dog with an unknown past (especially a past we know involves isolation and possible abandonment) takes time and effort, so that's where our focus has been this week.

But fear not, I'll be back with a real Chicago wedding late this morning, and you do not want to miss it! I have lots of other goodies stored away for next week, too.

*I can't recommend PAWS Chicago enough to anyone local who's interested in adopting!

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