We had a new friend join us for Christmas this year. Actually, he came a couple of weeks before Christmas.
This is Manti. (Named after Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Te'o). He and his litter mates were found dumped on the side of a road, and were saved by Pals for Paws rescue.
Every Saturday Pals for Paws brings their adoptable animals to our local Petco. And, for the past few Saturdays, the kids and I have gone to Petco. Just to visit the doggies. Not to get one. Not until Spring. Because it will be much easier to house train a dog in the Spring. And that is the practical thing to do.
Uh huh. Sure. One look at that face, and I was a goner.
Pals called him a "mixed-up mutt." Obviously, he's got german shepherd in him, and probably some lab. Whatever else is anyone's guess.
We love our mixed-up mutt, Manti, and can't imagine not having him in our family. Even if we have to spend more time outside on these cold, snowy winter days :)
If you are thinking about adopting a new pet, please consider adopting from a local rescue organization. There are so many great animals in need of loving homes, and the rescues work tirelessly to save as many as they can.