As I have blogged about in the month of June I lost my cat, Dante. I losing him has been hard, but being catless has been even harder. I have had cats since 1985. I have no desire to go back to having 8 cats, but lack of feline companionship is a little lonely. However, I decide to take some time off from having cats, losing them is just so painful.
That said, Natalie and I were talking about the possibility of adding another dog to our household for me. I want to stress the word talking. My wife is not one to let the sunset on a problem and with that idea and a conversation with her mother she came up with a solution. The solution was to take in a retired show dog from her mother's kennel.
Things went very quickly and suddenly I have Angel, a 10 year old whippet. I have not agreed to keep her, I have agreed to foster her for 13 weeks before we make the decision if she stays. Angel is a very well behaved and sweet dog. I have yet to hear her bark and she comes immediately when called. I walk her in the evenings and she never pulls at the leash and always heels to the left. In other words she is a good dog.
Please don't think badly of me for this, but after 2 weeks with Angel, I realize I am a cat person. I have 11 weeks to get use to co-habituating with a dog. I want to say to you, I will get there. I do. I just don't know. Maybe I was just born to be a crazy cat lady, wish me luck in changing my cat loving ways.