Likes: I like to be inside, chew on bones, and beg for food
Pet-Peeves: I don't like being stuck outside, and I really can't stand when Riley continues to bite me and try to play with me when I don't want to.
Favorite Toy: I don't exactly have a favorite toy, I like bones and treats
Favorite Food: I like anything pretty much. I do like meaty bones and Science Diet with gravy.
Favorite Walk: As long as I have my leash on, I really don't have a preference.
Best Tricks: I can make the saddest face, and get pretty much anything I want. Call it what you want; I call it talent
Arrival Story: After adopting Riley, and realizing that he was the most HYPER dog in the history of hyper dogs, we dubbed him incorrigible. He's ALWAYS digging to get out and the other dogs are about 7, and they don't like to play as much as he does. We thought maybe getting another young dog would help stimulate the behavior. On another hand, we were reading about how there are 30% more animals in the shelters due to economic times then there have been ever! So, since we pretty much could afford another dog, we figured, why not? Once in the pound of course we looked at the puppies and small dogs first. They are just so cute! But we didn't want them (well, that's a lie, we wanted them very much!). But because it's easier for small dogs and puppies to get homes, we went into the big dog area and did a once over. Looking at all the dogs, none paticularly grabbed our attention. There were a few dogs that were on the opposite sides of their cages that we couldn't see. We took one big dog for a walk. He reminded us so much of an older dog we used to have. But he was more interested in peeing on everything and trying to escape than he was in us. Needless to say, we don't need another digger. But we did like the thought of having another black dog in the family. So, we brought him back in and walked by the cages once again, and it seemed like there were a lot more dogs than the first time we had looked through. We were about to leave because no dog really stood out to us, and we didn't want a dog just to have one, when I spotted a cute little black dog. Her papers said she was part lab, but she is a bit tiny for a lab. But my heart just melted. She wasn't jumping at the cages or barking like the other dogs were. She was just sitting there watching the people pass her by. Our eyes met and I knew that I wanted to take her out for a walk. On the walk she was excellent. She didn't pull, she walked right by my side. She came when I called her and when it was time to leave she sat down at the gate so I could put the leash back on her. I knew there was a bond right away. My grammy didn't need much persistance as she fell in love with the dog too. The name on her cage was Lady, but since she was pretty and petite like a flower we thought of a Lilac and called her Lilah. She is the most loving little dog, and I'm so glad that we have her. She will no doubt be a perfect addition into our home!
You are so cute. Do you know that? I think you might, because you use that pouty tilted head look every time I need it. You know just what I need when I need it, and it's such a cool thing. You know when I'm not feeling well, and you will lay right next to me and not move once. You know when I'm sad because you will make a funny face and make me laugh.
Sometimes, I just want to cry, you are so perfect. You've helped me more than I think you realize, more than I think I even realize. You are so silly. It makes up for the times when you do something EVEN WHEN I SAY NO. :)
But after all, you are a teenager. What should I expect? You can't be perfect all the time, no matter how much you think so. Lilah, sometimes I think I read your mind. It almost baffles me that you can't open your mouth and have a conversation with me. You always look like you are on the verge. You are a once in a lifetime dog, and I hope you don't take the smell of a million little pomeranians the wrong way. NO ONE will ever take your place. No one.
I know how much you don't like anyone else to have my attention. At least you aren't mean about it, I'll give you that. But I hope you don't get angry with me for getting a little girl. I know you will love her. You love to play. When I live in St. Petersburg for college, you won't be able to come with me. I seriously considered not even going so that I could have you with me always. But what kind of mom would I be if I didn't do what was best for both of us?
I don't think you should ever second guess how much I love you, because I love you more than you will ever know. I think you know that much. So, this does not change anything between us. I know you'll love a new sister as much as I will.
Consider this a form of reassurance, though I doubt you'll need it. No one will ever come between us. I'll love you forever. And I mean it when I say that!