Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A New Member of the Family?

We miss Becky.  It's been two years since she died, and I still miss her terribly.  I miss the way she used to nudge her head into my hands to be petted, or the way she rolled on her back with her paws in the air to get attention.  I miss how she used to take all of the covers when she slept on our bed.  I miss how she'd lie underneath Caleb's crib, guarding him.  I miss her hysterical potty dance, or the way that she "talked back" to us when we told her no.

I miss having a dog.

A few weeks ago, we began the application process for Adopt a Boxer Rescue.  It's a wonderful organization that my family has used multiple times, and my parents and sister both volunteer for them.  We have completed the paperwork and they have done the vet and character references.  A volunteer came on Monday to do a home visit and make sure that our house is safe for a dog.  Everything seemed to go well!  We're waiting on the official approval, but hope to hear soon. Then, they will begin searching for the perfect dog for us!  It takes a little longer when you have young kids because they often don't know if the dogs are good with young ones and won't place them in that type of home unless they are sure. 

I'm getting just a tad bit excited... :)  Actually, we all are!!!

So, in preparation for the newest member of our family, here is a list of rules...


This made me smile when I saw it.  There were more than a few times when I wished I had something like this posted in my house when we had Becky and non-dog-lovers came to visit!  :)



3 comments:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
Congrats!! This is such exciting news!! I love canines.... And could never live without one!! Our "Mystery Dog Mutt", Rose is my little girl!! I would never let anybody tell me otherwise!! ;-D
--Raelyn

Erin Kassouf said...

Yay! I've been waiting for more details and I'm very excited for you all! & I want pictures of Caleb's face when it arrives! He's gonna be so excited!

Dana said...

So exciting!!! We've always had multiple dogs. 4 at one count. Now we are down to one old, sickly dog. Can't wait to see pics!!!