I know some of you have already heard this news but I wanted to share it here on the blog as well. Our house has been so empty since Atticus passed away in August and although we weren't planning on getting more pets this soon in the last two weeks we have ended up with a cat and a dog!
Luis was keen to get a cat and since we figured it would be a while before the right dog came along I finally agreed and we brought home Ella. For a supposedly feral cat Ella is a real affectionate cuddle bug. She's now settled in quite happily at home and has Luis wrapped around her little paw. :)
The day we brought Ella home we got a call about a dog and I immediately said no because trying to settle in one new animal is hard enough but two? I couldn't get him off my mind though. Tex is an 11 year old mixed breed who's owner had died and none of her family members were willing to take him on so he'd been sent to the SPCA (where they called him Brownie). I finally decided to go see him and by that point he was at a local animal hospital being treated for an eye infection. It only took 5 minutes to realize that he needed to come home with us. He's a skinny old man with the sweetest face who just wants some love. He's spent his whole life in an outdoor kennel and clearly hasn't had much interaction with people and doesn't really even know how to play. He's coming around though and as you can see from the picture below he's very quickly gotten used to having a cozy bed!