We are officially moved (yay!)
We are almost completely unpacked (hooray!)
And we have spent the seemingly endless and yet completely necessary, hours in Target, IKEA and everything in between. We have officially entered “nest mode” and the dogs couldn’t be happier.
Having two shelter dogs that were once homeless and came from God knows where, is an adventure. Just when you think you know them, they completely surprise you. Your knowledge of their past life is summed up into a one-liner:
“Owner Surrender: Couldn’t afford pet” (Murphy) or worse…
“Found: Foreclosed home” (Sadie).
So you take an already nutty personality and combine it with the fact that they were ABANDONED and what do you get? A week’s worth of sheer terror in the eyes of your four-legged furball as you pack things into boxes and make the walls close in.
Not that Murphy is ever out from under my feet…and he can run faster than me…and is undoubtedly smarter than me…therefore one-step-ahead of me… Just the sheer thought of either of them getting left behind is enough to churn your stomach.
They are so far loving the space, the yard (don’t mind the brown patches…we’re working on it people!) and are learning to co-exist. While Sadie thinks Murphy is the bees’ knees, Murphy is learning how to open his heart enough to love anything outside of me and his Wubba. He can’t help it that I feed him and the Wubba squeaks for him. We’ve already decided that it’s all he needs in life.
However, if you sneak a peek (when he doesn’t know you’re looking of course) you can catch him warming up to her cuddly nature. He already tolerates the fact that she is a pistol and will steal the ball right out from under him…but every so often she sneaks a nuzzle and every now and then he decides that it’s ok.
The Adventures of Murphy & Sadie… stay tuned!