Interrupting our usual programming… Saturday started out bright and early with us piling into the car and taking a long drive out to western North Carolina to meet and finish the paperwork for this little darling:
Meet Maverick! He’s brand-new to our family, and still a relatively young puppy. SH and I had been mulling over a dog for some time, but had put it off because of SH’s wacky schedule of late and the fact that I have never had a dog before. (I’ve been a cat and rabbit girl up until now!) For a time we looked into getting a puppy from a breeder, but adopting from a rescue made more sense for us (Mr. Freckles is from a rescue too). It took a few months of looking, since puppies are notoriously popular at rescues and shelters, but when we saw Maverick, we knew we had met our new family member! (Anyone who knows me well also is aware that Top Gun is one of my top ten favorite movies, so the perfection of a dog named Maverick wasn’t lost on us! Yes, he’s going to get a military ID tag with his name printed on it for his collar… I’m a bit of a goof, what can I say?) The rescue isn’t quite sure what breed he is–most likely a Lab mix–but he is going to be a big boy when he is fully grown. His story is a sad one, like a lot of dogs that end up at shelters: he and his siblings were abandoned, found and taken to a high-kill shelter. The rescue took him and his siblings in and placed them in a foster home, which is where they were when we found his listing. I’m so glad we were able to bring him home with us–and both his siblings are in the process of being adopted as well!
The first day was a bit rocky, which is not surprising since the long drive home and then being in a new place were a lot for a puppy to take in. But he’s really sweet and already following SH and I around! Even Mr. Freckles seems to be warming up to the new addition and has been curiously checking out all the chew toys that have suddenly appeared. I can’t wait until he’s a bit bigger and we can take him on hikes and have him meet some of our friend’s dogs!
Obligatory Mr. Freckles photo!