Friday, September 26, 2008


We got BB yesterday!! For anyone who is new here, BB is a 5 yr. old Cardigan Welsh Corgi that we adopted from a couple in Montana. She has an amazing pedigree (which I really couldn't care less about) and has been a show dog and has had several litters of pups. But now her show days and breeding days are over and it was time for them to find a "retirement" home for her.

Now, as anyone who has read this blog before knows, we already have THE BEST DOG IN THE WORLD, Moby. Moby is a mutt that David committed to before he even moved here from Alaska. Moby is the best possible dog for our family: smart, affectionate without being pushy, M-E-L-L-O-W and funny (he smiles when we come home.) David, of course, could not understand why Anna and I wanted another dog when we already had such a great one. Part of it is that I had promised Anna loooong ago, when her dad and I split up, that I would get her her very own dog once we got settled. She's never forgotten that, regardless of how much she adores Moby. And, I just have always wanted a Corgi. After seeing photos of BB, I could just tell that she was the right dog for us, that her personality would be a great fit for our family and with Moby.

Anna and I went over to Coeur d' Alene to pick her up from her previous owners, who were driving from Montana to central Washington. It was love at first sight, for both BB and Anna, and despite having a plush sheep-skin dog bed in the back seat, BB rode the 40 miles home sitting on Anna's lap.

Once we got her home, she was quite skittish. We'd met David and Moby in the park first in order to let them meet on neutral ground. BB wasn't too sure about Moby at the park and growled and snapped at him. But she was just establishing some ground rules. Once we got home, they kept their distance. BB hid under the table and if Moby got too close, she'd either snap at him or run over to one of us to "save her". When I was in the kitchen making dinner, she came and lay nearby, where she could keep an eye on me as Anna sat at the table writing poems about our little black Corgi.

At bed time we put her in Anna's room, but she was so anxious that she wanted to be ON TOP of Anna, which made it impossible for Anna to sleep. So Anna and BB and I slept downstairs. All night long BB paced around the house, click clack click clack click clack on the hardwood floors. Occasionally she'd come lay directly on top of either Anna or me, until we'd shoo her away. At one point, when Moby came downstairs, she wrapped herself around my head and neck like a mink stole. I think both BB and I slept a total of two hours all night.

But today, it's all different. I am off today (National Indian Day! Wahooo!); David got up with Anna and the dogs and I slept for another hour. By the time I got up, BB and Moby had made their peace. As I type this, they are both laying at my feet in the sunlight, watching the birds through the open door.

I don't know how we lucked out, but I have to say that now, we have the TWO BEST DOGS IN THE WORLD. And although he probably won't admit it, even David likes her.

Photos? Oh yeah, I have tons of them! Unfortunatley I left the cord for the camera at work! So there's no way to get them from the camera to the computer. I'll see if I can find one today.

Happy Friday! Be sure and watch the debates tonight!


Robyn said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures of the little cutie.

Dee said...

So glad you got BB and that she loves you all. And once again, David has worked miracles with his charm and now the dogs like each other. Apparently Moby accepted BB before she did him.
That is so funny that this little dog, so ferocious as to try to scare Moby, spent the 1st 12 hrs wrapped around either you or Anna. Can't wait to see pictures !

Heidi said...

The whole time I was reading your post I was thinking, "Pictures? Pictures! Pictures??!" so thanks for explaining! (Do I need to say I'm looking forward to the pictures?)

Also, thanks for the debate reminder... if McCain shows up, right?

whosyergurl said...

as my daughter says.
I just sent you an email asking you about BB before I read your post.
sorry 'bout that.

O.K. You owe us pics!
I'm happy BB & Moby made peace.
Our kids are still working on that. I think they'll get there.

jpogue said...

Can't wait for pics!

carolyn said...

BB sounds lovely and what a dream come true for your little girl. Actually our very own Queen Elizabeth is said to have pleaded with her parents for a Corgi when she was a girl and we all know how well that turned out for both her and the breed.

Jenna Z said...

Big congrats and so glad they made their peace. That makes me so anxious, when dogs are adjusting and getting used to new surroundings and cohabitants.