On Tuesday, January 3, I was driving along minding my own business when I saw something white moving in the woods. At first, I wasn't sure what it was, but as I got closer I realized that it was a puppy.
If you know me at all, then you know that I love animals. One problem with this is that we live in the middle of nowhere, and that is exactly where people dump unwanted pets.
I stopped the pick-up, got out, and started the typical baby puppy talk. She came right to me, wagging her tail the whole time. I picked her up, and she clinged to me like a baby to it's momma. We loaded up into the pick-up and went home.
When we got home, she wasn't too sure about the other dogs, and Abby wasn't too sure of her either. Mia really could've cared less. If dogs could roll their eyes, then that is exactly what Mia would have been doing. The new puppy was growling at them, and eventually started barking yipping at them. But, she clinged to me the whole time.
We made it into the house, and she laid at my feet under my desk. When I came back in from feeding the cows, McD had found her hiding under my desk. I had texted him photos and videos of her, so seeing her there wasn't a surprise.
After we ate our supper, and settled in to watch a little television, the pup made her way into McD's lap. It was then that he told me that he could kill me for bringing the pup home. He liked her. I liked her too, but I wasn't going to be the one asking to keep her. It had to be his decision to keep her.
I tried to find her owner, but no one came forward. We watched the lost ads in the newspaper, but none appeared. Someone had dumped her, and it just happened to be her lucky day. We discussed names for her, we called her several names before finally deciding on one.
Everyone, I'd like for you to meet Pepper.
Now that you have been properly introduced, let me tell you a little more about this little cutie.
We took her to the vet, and he said that she is approximately 4 months old. We have given her a birthdate of September 15th, just because. We noticed that one of her jawbones looked larger than the other, so I asked the vet about it. What he said broke my heart. He told us that it looked like it had been broken. I don't even want to tell you about the images that went through my mind. I am just glad that she is with us now, and won't ever be hurt ever again.
We weren't really ready to potty train another puppy, but we did it and in record time I might add. Pepper is a very smart pup. Don't worry, I am not going into the whole, my puppy is smarter than your puppy thing. :) But she probably is, I'm just saying. She is very patient. She is good on a leash. She now knows what "no" means, and she seems to remember. She loves our clothes, socks and shoes. I know what you are thinking, and nope, she doesn't chew on them. She lays on them.
Pepper spends most of her evenings cuddled up with McD in his recliner. During the day, she hangs out with the big girls.