Friday, November 16, 2007
Well guess what...all my lovely blogger friends?! Yep...as of last night, James and I are the proud parents of a new one year old baby girl! We named her Maisie Rose O'Neill. She is a German Shepherd/Whippet mix (Hi Patience!).
We have missed our Abby Louise so very much...so a few weeks ago...decided we needed and wanted to open our hearts and our home again to another dog. We looked at several shelters around the Boulder/Denver area but hadn't found the right dog until this past Wednesday. To try and make a long story short...I saw a very sweet little dog named Jezebel on the Denver Dumb Friends League website. We went right down to meet with her. While we were standing in front of the kennel seeing Jezebel for the first time and having some concerns about her disposition...we looked behind us...and there was Maisie. We both had an immediate connection with her and when we finally met her...she stole our hearts. She's a lot like Abby in many ways but different in her own right. We really believe Abby brought Maisie to us because we have had a very strong sense of her surrounding us this week...especially when we were at the shelter.
We named our new little girl Maisie because it means "precious" and she is! She will need some patience and lots of love because she's a little timid and is afraid of loud noises. She doesn't like doorways either. She's already made a lot of progress in one day though. She's got a great spirit and is so very loving. We don't know her history other than she was a transport from a shelter in Taos, New Mexico.
The picture below is of our first walk up to the lake today. I think Abby was watching over us, smiling and feeling so happy that our hearts feel a little better today.