|The picture that stole my heart|
We explained to her the logistics of it all, about getting him here, and also the fact that the rescue group preferred a couple of overnight visits with the adoptive family to see if it was a good fit. All of this was going to be very hard considering we were half way across the country. She begged and pleaded, she promised she would help take care of him (I know, I know, all kids promise to help take care of the puppy they want), and he was JUST like her (her words, not mine). And as we were discussing it, I hear from the other room, from what I thought was a sleeping Breckyn, "heeeeeeere's Johnny!". Mic drop. How does this kid even know that line?
So we contacted Nobody's Perfekt Dogs and pleaded our case. We explained the situation with Ashlynne, and explained my immense love for animals, and the man decided it was worth giving us a shot. And at the end of August, he would be bringing his son this way on his way back to college, and he could meet us just three hours from our home. It was all falling into place. How could Russ say no now? Game over.
So on August 19, we will be welcoming Johnny, a cocker spaniel/Chihuahua mix, into our home. I'm so excited for our next venture, and will be sharing plenty of Johnny stories with you all along the way. I just hope Zailey can adjust to not being the only dog in the house again! Russ and I have always said that if we ever heard of a baby that was up for adoption with ichthyosis, we would try to adopt the child. We just never dreamed it would be a fur baby. Johnny's skin regime will be much different that Ashlynne's, considering applying lotion all over his body, and soaking him in the tub for an hour and a half a day isn't really an option. So we will apply ointment to his eyes, and a vitamin A supplement in his food, along with weekly medicated baths. I will also apply Vaseline to his paws, which gave me an excuse to buy him some cute little booties. I had decided in March, after our Hurley passed away, that once Zailey passed, I would never own another dog. They just break your heart, they don't outlive you. But it looks like God had other plans for our family! I think Johnny will be the "perfekt" fit for us!
|Look at this face!! How can you resist?!|
I think this is going to be one spoiled pooch!