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08 February 2008 @ 12:39 am
we named the dog indiana!  
Actually, we named her Domino.  And I would like to present, to you, the newest addition to our household:


She's a two-year old Shiba Inu/Heeler mix, adopted from Austin Dog Rescue (they rescue the dogs that are in the pound but aren't found homes).  We met her on Monday night, had the home visit on Wednesday, and she came home with us tonight!  She's settling in, doesn't care one whit about the cat (although he is still trying to figure out what the big fuzzy alien thing is doing in the living room), and is super sweet and a little shy.  We love her to pieces already.  And here are some other images of random adorableness from her first night home.
EB: Queen of the Social Lepers: buffy/willow - happy momentselizabuffy on February 8th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
I didn't know you guys were getting a dog! She is a total cutie and sounds super precious!

Congrats! :)

my monkied brain: faith - puppylv [ntm]katekat1010 on February 8th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
we kind of didn't know we were either! (well, Neil's been casually looking for the past couple of years, but we never *did* anything about it until this week)

thanks darling!!!
twilightofmagictwilightofmagic on February 8th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
Pretty dog and she does look sweet. She's lucked out finding a good home though by the looks of it, your cat's not too happy about having his life turned upside down. She looks a bit like a fox in her face. Very cute.
my monkied brain: faith - puppylv [ntm]katekat1010 on February 8th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
thank you lady! She's settling in well, and we're so happy to have her! I think the cat will eventually settle down, but yes, tonight he's giving us the look like "what did you do to me people?"

and I totally agree with you about the fox thing! I even wanted to call her the japanese word for fox (kitsune) but it was voted down... :D
twilightofmagictwilightofmagic on February 8th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
Kitsune is a lovely name. Too bad it got voted down.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on February 8th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Maybe next time. I'm just glad we could agree - she spent from 8 pm - nearly 1 am nameless, which is unusual for us.
Antennaantennapedia on February 8th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Aw!! Lookit the paws! She looks like a complete sweetie!
my monkied brain: faith - puppylv [ntm]katekat1010 on February 8th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
heee! thanks lady! I think she's gonna be fantastic (heck, she's already fantastic)!
Mal: dylan & indy by lostgirlslairmalnpudl on February 8th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Awwwww! *huge sappy grin*

What a pretty little girl! And yeah, her face really is foxy, isn't it? So very cute!

Do they know for sure that she's Shiba Inu and cattle dog (aka heeler)? Or was that someone's best guess? I love playing guess-the-breed-mix, so I'm always curious about these things. *g*

Congratulations on your new family member! I wish you all many years of happiness together.
my monkied brain: faith - puppylv [ntm]katekat1010 on February 8th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
HeEEE! Thank you so much darling woman!!

And yeah, she's totally got a foxy face! and the sweetest little walk ever.

As far as the breed guess - I think it's the vet's educated guess, because her pound papers had "border colllie" which is *totally* wrong. Her hair is very different (more coarse than border collies), and her body is much smaller and she has a kind of ruff that we're not sure is because she's a recent mommie or not. It may not come out in the pics, but she's definitely got something different going on that's more similar to other shiba inus. :D *is a complete dork and i could go on for even longer about this but will stop*

Anyway, thank you so much darling woman!! I think we're going to have a grand time with her as the newest part of our family!
Mspankulert on February 8th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
Awwwww she's supercute! lol @ the cat though, peering at it from behind its fence. Since the dog's cool about the cat, it seems a perfect fit. Congrats! :D
my monkied brain: oz - puppieskatekat1010 on February 8th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweetie! The cat has made it in front of the fence, too, so things are going really well at this point! :D
sahiya on February 8th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
She's adorable! I love the highly suspicious look on the face of your cat. But it seems they'll probably get along eventually - at least there wasn't any violence. Congrats on the addition!
my monkied brain: faith - puppylv [ntm]katekat1010 on February 8th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks darling! Isn't she the sweetest!? And yes, Ash the kitten is still a little disgruntled, but I think at this point he's wondering if she's going to be a playmate or not (and she still just kind of ignores him). We're very very pleased there wasn't any bloodshed or yowling or anything! Thanks!!
xanzpet on February 8th, 2008 07:46 am (UTC)

*flails with dog!lurve* Oh, she' s just beautiful, hun! My own pup passed last year, and everyone's ready for a new dog but me, but I sure miss having another member of the family. Kudos to you for going the rescue route. That is AWESOME and you are made of kick-ass win!
my monkied brain: oz - puppieskatekat1010 on February 8th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks darling!!! We kind of completely agree with you about our beautiful girl!

And you know, you'll be ready when you're ready. It hurts to lose a loved one. It took us two years of looking (and less than a week of finding) to stumble on our lovely lady up there, so you know, all in good time!

And we're both such rescue kids - besides, older dog means really lovely mannerisms and she's mostly over her terrible twos, so it's a huge bonus!
Lostgirllostgirlslair on February 8th, 2008 08:57 am (UTC)
OMG, she's beautiful, sweetie!! I can't wait to meet her!!
my monkied brain: faith - puppylv [ntm]katekat1010 on February 8th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
HEEEEE!!! Thanks darling!! I can't wait for you to meet her either!!
beraht: Kirkberaht on February 8th, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
So cute. She looks like a coyote.
my monkied brain: oz - puppieskatekat1010 on February 8th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
Hee, thanks!!! She totally does - good call! even her coloring!
(Anonymous) on February 8th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
I LOVE HER!!!! Congrats you guys! That is so exciting :)

- Miranda
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on February 9th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
Thanks darling woman, we do too!!! Someday you're gonna have to meet her in person!!!!

BJ: Sleepy Nudara_starscream on February 9th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
Awwww . . . :-D
my monkied brain: oz - puppieskatekat1010 on February 9th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
*grin* thanks sweetie!