We compounded our insanity by driving to the shelter "just to look at her". I'm sure everyone knows how this ends.
The shelter, the only one left in Hidalgo County must have housed over 800 dogs and cats. Most of the kennels, covering over five acres, were outside and with the cold snap we just had, it tore us up to see all the dogs shivering. In some kennels were litters of puppies, laying on the concrete floor, with no covering to warm them. Our hearts broke at the sight and once we actually saw Aggie, we knew we couldn't rescue them all, but we could rescue one. Aggie was the smallest puppy in her kennel. The other puppies she shared the kennel with were not part of her litter, and she was terrified.
Please welcome Luna, our newest family member. First, she's not a chihuahua. At three months, she's laready six pounds and has some fairly large paws. We figure she'll probably get to about 35 pounds. All the way home Dave held her and she vaccilated between fear and exhaustion.
Of course, we stopped at Petsmart for the essentials - food, bed, leash etc., as well as puppy shampoo because she reeks of the shelter. We got her home and first was a bath. She then crawled into her bed and passed out. After an hour's nap she woke up, ate, pooped and started exploring her new home.
It looks like she'll settle in just fine. She's been running all over the place, playing with Daddy and just being a goofball. In some ways she reminds me of Quincey with her goofy antics.
Sage and Chacho? They're not too thrilled. At this point, they're just ignoring her, maybe hoping she'll just go away. In the meantime, Dave is relearning how quickly a puppy pees after drinking. I have a feeling she'll keep him on his toes!