Tuesday, April 29, 2008
A friend handed me this postcard the other night. Pretty effective I think. I had no idea Helen Keller owned a Pit Bull. And Stephen Kilborn is an all-around nice guy, and well respected Taos Artist, so he lends some validity to Betty's plea. Still... I'm not sure I'd want to adopt a Pit Bull... I know a lot of people who say they're very sweet when treated right, but still, I have to admit I'm afraid of them. It's a safe bet that our own dear Lucy is part Pit, since she's a "Taos Trail Mix" dog, and they all have pit in them. In Lucy's case, it seems to be diluted enough by other breeds that it's not a problem... except for her odd little habit of growling and snapping at children. I do wish we could get her past that one, but we can't figure out why she does it. We need a Dog Psychic.
Thank Goodness Lucy likes Heidi-the-Wiener-Dog. We have happy news! We get to adopt Heidi in just a few weeks! Her Mom, Barb, who is the Kappa House Mom, is leaving Kappa and moving back to be with family in Ohio. She can't take Heidi with her, and asked if we might like to have her come to live with us. We're so excited! We love this funny little dog beyond all reason. And she and Lucy have spent many happy times romping and playing, so I know she's a good addition to the family. We'll pick her up when we go to Lauren's graduation in ABQ in the middle of May. I don't know what to be more thrilled about - my kid graduating from college, or bringing Heidi home to stay!
You know you'll be hearing lots more about both of these big events. Meanwhile, send some good thoughts Betty's way. I'm sure there are good homes for her and her friends. The trick is finding them, and I really hope they do.