It’s official! We adopted our newest member of our family. Welcome Auggie! Here’s to a foster failure as they say at Big Dog Ranch Rescue. There are a few times in my life when I really have to pinch myself and wonder “how did I get this lucky?” This is one of those times. Randy and I look at each other and shake our heads that this boy is ours…..this big, lovable, cream puff is with us! Truly, how did we get this lucky?
It didn’t take long for these lovable dogs to become friends. Jiyah and Auggie play every day. They are fun to watch frolicking throughout the house, and rolling from room to room. It is hard to tell who starts it, but both seem to have whole lotta fun. There have been a few casualties to their carefree days of summer. I no longer have paired socks, a few misplaced pillows have lost their corners and a little stuffing. Socks and pillows make wonderful tug toys so I have learned. I know now to worry when the house grows quiet. So I search, listening for a tiny jangle of the their tags. When they realize that I have appeared in the doorway, they freeze, look at me, and immediately arrive at my side, tails a waggin’ and smiles from ear to ear! They have become quite a pair.
Even the cats, Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs, have silently reached an agreement with Auggie. Although they are brother and sister, their agreements reveal their distinct and different personalities. Cloudy’s agreement….I won’t run, if you don’t chase. Meatballs, on the hand, has his own idea about who is in charge, and without a doubt, it’s him. He is incredibly stubborn. When Jiyah arrived, he blocked doorways and refused to allow her passage. He may be a little older, but he hasn’t lost his touch. Just one look from Meatballs will stop Auggie in his tracks. It is good to be king!
Remember when we only had two cats? Remember when we were just a two cat and a one dog family? I try to recall a time when there was just Jiyah……the more time passes, the harder to recollect. It has only been twenty seven days, and yet I find that my memory of our life before Auggie is a bit murky. We have two cats and two dogs… I like the way that sounds. It feels like he has always been here…..a perfect fit.
So, how did we get this lucky… again?