Monday, August 30, 2010


We decided that we're ready for a dog. Not a puppy. A dog. So we've been going through craigslist,, and various animal shelter websites looking for a match. We wanted a small to medium dog, at least a year old, one that doesn't shed too much, and a with nice temperament.

On Friday night, we found him.

Meet Louie.

He was a stray rescued by the shelter from animal control. He came in completely matted and had to be shaved down to the skin. The people at the shelter had him for over a month, and described him as really mellow, kinda mopey, and not into toys or balls or anything. He just liked attention and loved being a lap dog.

He spent all of Saturday and Sunday just following us around quietly, and jumping on our laps any time we attempted to sit down.

Turns out he was just depressed.

Louie Yesterday . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . Louie Today

On Sunday night, he finally figured out that he was home for good, and warmed up to us.

And he ran! And he was excited! And he can fetch! And he DOES like toys!

But lucky for us he's still a good lap dog.


Cathy said...

He looks super cute in his boy collar. I was almost afraid there was going to be a sad ending to this post but luckily it turned out great.

I'm glad you got a fun dog. I might have to come play with the new Louie soon though.

Kim said...

I am so glad he perked up. He looks like lots of fun. I think he is very cute in sort of a pathetic way.

I am so glad you rescued him! Love the name too

Macey said...

oh so sweet

Anonymous said...

He is a cutie!! He sounds like the perfect dog. I love mellow dogs

diana said...

this is sad. and happy.

you're a good family.

Emily said...