Not the boxer Rocky, although that would be pretty fantastic! (And happens to be his namesake) No, I mean the dog we adopted. Yes, you read that correctly, we adopted a dog!!!!
Now, awhile ago I had talked about some quarantine dogs. There were the two who I thought were going to have to be put down, but then their owner came, yay!!, and then there was another one. I don’t think I talked too much about him, but I will tell you about him now. (Yes, that is him in that above picture 🙂 )
Rocky (we renamed him) came into the clinic because he had bit someone. Now, I don’t know the circumstances surrounding the bite, but I think he was probably provoked since he was sweet from the second he got there. His owners never came to get him, and he was there for an entire month!! Finally, when we got back from our Iowa trip, he had been taken to the humane society.
Now, not all humane societies are bad, but this particular one is. They don’t take care of their animals at all, they don’t clean the facility, and they do put the animals down. No place for a sweet boy like Rocky to be!!!! Plus, who knows how long he would have to live!?
I had grown quite fond of Rocky, since I’d been taking care of him for the past month. Everyone at the clinic knew it, and they all were telling me he was gone and asking if I was going to try to get him. Damn right I was going to try to rescue him! I talked to Lucas about it, and he was super against getting him at first. He doesn’t care too much for dogs (much more work than cats), plus the cabin is pretty small.
However, we came to the agreement that if I went through my closet and got rid of things I no longer wear or use, and got rid of some of the other junk I have lying around but don’t really need, he would let me get Rocky. So that was a definite yes I will! All in all, Rocky only had to stay at the humane society for one night until he got to come home. 🙂
The Groomer gave him a bath, cleaned his ears, trimmed his nails, and even gave him a bandanna after we picked him up. 😀 That was really nice of her! The cats don’t care for him too much right now, but I think they’ll warm up to him. Surprisingly, Nelson is less afraid of him than Shikari is; I figured it’d be the other way around!
Not only that, but today is the first day Shikari hissed! We didn’t think he was able to, or else that he never would, but sure enough, Shikari grew up in one day and is a big boy hisser! It was cute and funny, but I’m a little bit sad he’s no longer ‘the cat who never hissed’. He’s still a sweetheart though, and will come around eventually.
Rocky is definitely a Momma’s boy so far, but that’s also because I was taking care of him. He’s also bilingual! His first parents spoke Spanish, and now we’re teaching him English. He’s so adorable, I’ll tell him “besame” (kiss me) and he’ll start licking my face. It’s the cutest thing ever! 😀
We’re looking forward to having him be a part of the family, and for many fun adventures ahead! He was really good in the car, so I’m excited we’ll be able to take him places with us. He’s a little over a year old (we think), and is a Terrier mix.
Also, no worries, I will be posting about Iowa soon, I just had to share Rocky with you first!!