Say hello to the two newest members of our family, Tweak and Jesse! Yes, we realize that we adopted two dogs, no we are not crazy (and even if we are, oh well!).
You see, Jesse is Tweak’s mom. Seriously. They’ve never been separated, and even the shelter we adopted them from didn’t want to place them apart. They came from a loving home, but their previous owners were too busy for them. While their story is a happy one, there are too many dogs in shelters and rescues right now who did not have such loving homes. We would bring them all home if we could.
Jesse is 8, Tweak is 7. They are housebroken, they are good on a leash, they are amazing with the kids.
They are bed hoggers, and that includes pillows. And that chair? I think that’s theirs now. Oh well, no one ever really sat in it, it always ended up with blankets and toys piled up on it.
We didn’t plan on adopted two, trust me! We actually were just “looking” yesterday. After we met with the shelter worker and completed the pre-adoption form, we shared what we wanted in a dog. And she said she had two that were perfect. We knew the pair existed, they are “famous” (they have a Facebook page, and were on the local news, and even in the stage production of “Legally Blonde”). But we didn’t want to admit that we knew who she was talking about. But when we met them… and they gave all of us kisses… and let the kids play with them, including trying to pull tails and lay on top of them… and they didn’t care? When Tweak came over to me and sat on my lap (I was on the floor – when visiting a shelter, wear jeans and a tee because you might get dirty or covered in fur)? I think we fell in love.
The wonderful shelter worker who helped us with our adoption – THANK YOU! When we said “yes”, she cried. I cried. They had been there so long, countless times were they looked at, played with, loved on and not a single person or family chose them.
On our way home, with our van loaded with 3 kids and 2 dogs, the shelter posted the following on Facebook…
I could barely read it out loud without crying.
Welcome home baby girls!