Thursday, December 29, 2016

My new dog companion Bounce

My sons and I visited five times to three places to pick out an ideal dog companion for me, and we found him. In the shelter he bounced up and down, meaning "pick me, pick me." He still does that.
Above is a Christmas time photo of us, and below Bounce in a favorite spot, looking outside.

At the animal shelter they pulled two of his teeth and neutered him. He is a Chihuahua Terrier mix and was found as a stray and weighed only 7.8 pounds. After a month at my house he weighs 10.4 pounds which the veterinarian says is the ideal weight for him. She said he must have been skin and bones when they picked him up. He looks a lot like my childhood dog, Chili Rey of Martini, a Chihuahua.
He is very Bouncy now and deserving of his name. I love this little guy and so do my sons and he loves us right back. My cat is fine with him, thank goodness.

41 comments:

Jennifer said...

How wonderful! A dog will be a great comfort to you, I'm sure. And he's a cutie!

Pom Pom said...

How sweet! What a good idea and it looks like Bounce is meant for you.
What a cute photo of you, Terra!

Michelle said...

So wonderful that you chose a dog from a shelter. We have done the same many times in the past. Always with great results!! You two look like a perfect pair!

Columba Smith said...

Awesome, Terra! I'm so glad you have this comfort. Dogs can be so helpful through hard times. Praying for you and your sons, every day. <3

donna baker said...

Oh Terra, bless you for giving Bounce a loving home. But, I think you will get it all back and more from him. Been thinking of you this holiday.

Lilly's Mom said...

I'm so happy for you. He's such a adorable little dog and looks like he loves his new home. How nice to get a rescue dog; Lilly is a rescue kitty! Pat xx

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Terra ~ This post and photos has me smiling with joy for you and for Bounce.

Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

Dazee C. said...

What a great Christmas present for you and for Bounce. Furry loves soothes our hearts and bodies! So glad you adopted Bounce, he looks very happy and healthy! We lost our dear Duke 2 years ago and I have such an empty place in my heart. I hope we can try to adopt again this spring now that I am not working anymore. They make wonderful companions. Enjoy!

Dazee C. said...

What a great Christmas present for you and for Bounce. Furry loves soothes our hearts and bodies! So glad you adopted Bounce, he looks very happy and healthy! We lost our dear Duke 2 years ago and I have such an empty place in my heart. I hope we can try to adopt again this spring now that I am not working anymore. They make wonderful companions. Enjoy!

diane b said...

I'm glad you have found a nice companion and saved a stray dog too.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your dog, Bounce is so pretty. They make the best dogs from the pound - they are so glad to have a forever home. I have two rescued dogs and they are both terrific.

Wihsing you a Happy New Year.

Mary

Betsy said...

Oh how wonderful! I am so happy you have a sweet new companion. We have always had shelter/rescue dogs and they are the BEST! I have been praying for you.
Blessings,
Betsy

diane said...

What a sweetie and it sounds as if he needed you as much as you needed him. My SIL adopted a dog after my brother passed away and she swears he rescued her she was having such a rough time .

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

He is a cutie and will certainly bring lots of love into your family.
warmly,
deb

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

There is nothing like a new pup in the house. I am sure he will bring you many smiles.

Wanda said...

It's wonderful you have given love and home to a rescue dog. Bounce is an adorable name and he looks very happy. Our Molly (Shih Tzu) weighs 10 lbs. They say that's her ideal weight too.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

He looks lovely and it's good you have a dog and a cat that get on together.
Happy New Year - all the best.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How precious! Looks like he will be a perfect companion for you....and a good watch dog! heehee! Sending you lots of hugs my friend, Diane

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I am so happy for you to have your new friend "Bounce"! I am so happy for him too!! This is definitely a win-win situation for both of you! I know you will cherish his companionship...and he yours. God bless you my friend.

Mari said...

What a wonderful thing! Bounce will bring you lots of companionship and joy!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

hi Terra - that's wonderful that Bounce has settled in so well ... he/she/it !! must feel so happy and contented ... such a huge change and a blessing for him ... Love the photos - and am so glad you have a companion and the cat agrees! Cheers and here's to a peaceful and blessed 2017 - with my thoughts - Hilary

Fairtrader said...

What a charming looking dog you picked, and what a charming looking mum he found in you! I am soo glad that you can find some comfort in that little dog, it's not easy to reach out of darkness and sorrow, but a dog can certainly help!! My only wish now is that you will find next year a good one, slowly returning to joy and purpose of the day! You and your family will mend and be able to laugh and live again, when I see you in this picture I feel confident about that.
Happy New Year and God bless you, Terra!!
Love from Solveig in Sweden!

Arkansas Patti said...

Congratulations to you both for finding just the right place to be. He is adorable. Now I won't feel so badly watching those soooo sad Humane Society commercials for I know at least one sweet dog has found a perfect home. Hope this happy story and photo inspires more people to adopt.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm so happy you found him and he found you!

Debbie Harris said...

Aww...bounce is the sweetest name for that darling companion of yours.
May he bring you much joy and love ♡

Regine Karpel said...

Great.

happyone said...

Happy for you that you found Bounce.

DawnTreader said...

Hope he'll be a good companion for you. Sounds nice that he has already found himself a "favourite spot"!

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello Bounce! Terra, I'm just checking on you and seeing if you're doing ok.

I'm wishing you a good New Year, and sending love on this New Year's Day. I'm glad you got a new companion. Dogs soon become part of our family, and this one came at the perfect time.

love, ~Sheri

Nana Go-Go said...

Hello Terra. Thank you so much for popping over to mine and leaving your funny comment. I hope your new little dog will bring you some comfort in what must be an awfully dark time for you (I've just read about your darling husband, so tragic when they're taken so suddenly, as happend with my Father). Little consolation I know, but Happy New Year to you from Scotland and thanks again for taking the time to 'visit' me.

Janneke said...

What a wonderful news. Dogs are the best companions we can have, Bounce will give you lots of happiness and fun.

Sam I Am...... said...

So happy you have a furry companion! If I didn't have my girls (2 dogs and 2 cats) I would be very lonely indeed but as it is they add so much joy to my life and laughter and I could go on and on! Bounce is a cutie and I believe our animals pick us....we don't pick them....so wonderful how that all works! Congratulations on your new best friend!

Susie said...

Terra, I love this post. That is the best name ever for him. We just went thru some hard times with my daughter's dog Sam. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

Vee said...

He looks like a love! How nice that he reminds you of a former well loved pet. Very happy that you found each other with a little help from your sons.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Congratulations! What a mix of a dog--and what a great name you chose, too!

Mildred said...

He is so very similar to our little rescue Theo. You two look like you adore one another. He is like Theo with a place on the back of the sofa to keep lookout at the window! Sending hugs to you.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I applaud you for rescuing this little sweetie! What a wonderful name! I hope you both have a wonderful time together!

Cheapchick said...

Love the name - congrats on your new fur baby!

Linda said...

Awwwww....what a sweet dog! I love the name as well. I hope he will be a great comfort and enjoyment for you. Animals are great therapy. :)

Sandi said...

Oh oh oh! He's adorable!

:-)

Leaon Mary said...

what a sweet furbaby! I'm so happy you found eachother!!