Our life just wasn’t the same without a dog around!
We found Mesa on Craigslist (gotta love the site — we’ve furnished our entire home from there!) from a family who had bought her as a puppy, but had since had two boys and was moving to a home without a yard. Not a good situation for a dog with a LOT of energy). I had posted for a Vizsla (look up the breed) a while ago, which was our ideal breed, but didn’t expect a response.
Before their email, we had waivered back and forth. Should we get another dog? Puppy? Or nothing at all? We quickly realized we had NO time for a puppy. So then the question was… dog or no dog?
But then the owner forwarded pictures, and I was hooked :). Too cute not to have a “forever” home!! Best yest, she has been GREAT so far. She’s super affectionate, a FABULOUS runner (runs alongside you without much pulling at all!!!), and just adds humor and adventure around the house. It’s funny, but as much as I enjoyed Ellie around the home, I have fallen in love with Mesa.
I have to watch out for Mesa’s paws – even though she has the stamina to run many, MANY miles, she hasn’t been exercised much lately. Her paws are very soft, and were very raw after we ran her for two days. Granted, those first two days were 10 and 11 miles (note: she didn’t even look WINDED after either of those). So I’ve scaled down her running until her feet can take it, but I don’t think it’ll be long. She’ll be a fabulous running companion. She’s already learning that she should be estatic whenever I ask “Go for a run?!?” :). Super fun.
Did I mention I have already fallen in love? 🙂