The Dog Days of Summer7/08/2013
Growing up I didn't have a dog and to be honest I think I missed out on a lot, the responsibility, the bond that animals provide and the joy they can bring to a child's life, that's why it was essential to me that we have dogs in our household for our girls. Everyone told us we were crazy when we found out that we were having Hannah to be getting a dog, a Pit Bull furthermore but David and I were under the mentality of "if we can't care for a puppy together, how can we raise a kid together?", so we started our search to find a new puppy.
I honestly just remember being at work and responding to craigslist ads for pit puppies, ranging from VA to WV to MD. The first one to respond was this lady who said she was affiliated with a rescue but they were moving and couldn't bring their dogs (should have been flag #1) and she had some pit/rottweiler mix pups that were 8 weeks old. When David got home that night I showed him the photos she had sent me, it was like 5 PM and we jumped in the car thinking "if we don't like the puppy we don't have to get it"...how spontaneous of us right? :)
The probably hour and a half drive we arrived at the house, it was totally sketchy (flag #2) but we went on in. There were 2 baby girl pups and 1 boy, the boy had a hip issue so they couldn't adopt him out plus we knew we wanted a girl most likely, plus the pups were more like 5 weeks than 8 (flag #3). David knew Whiskey the moment he saw her, I probably asked him a dozen times before I signed the adoption papers, "are you sure that's the one?", he always responded with "yes". We scooped her up, paid a whopping $45, signed the papers and headed to PetsMart for a crate, food, leash...you know all the goodies.
This is our little (well not so little now) Whiskey River the night we got her...she was so sad and scared and just needed so much love...
Titan and I met while David and I were actually looking at getting his brother Cowboy. When I picked Cowboy up he was all wiggly and wouldn't love on me so I gave Titan a shot, and boy let me tell you, that dog chose me...as soon as I had him in my arms he laid his head on my shoulder and just sighed like "ahhhh, this is home"...he's had my heart ever since. He's a beautiful blue color with stunning eyes that are a yellow green, every time I have him with me I get nothing but compliment after compliment on how gorgeous he is.
Here's Titan as a pup and Titan on the day he and Whiskey first met...