New Joy in the House

We weren’t going to adopt a new dog until after the holidays. We were looking specifically for an older female, small-to-medium in size, who would not completely disrupt my writing, but would help get me out and walking every day again.

And then Dasher happened. IMG_0416

He was at the Petsmart, where we were looking at the other adoptables, figuring it would take a long while to find “the perfect dog” for us. But he took one look up at us, and we knew. Spousal unit and I both fell in love with him immediately. And Dash, well, he loves everyone.

IMG_0424Yes, Dash is young–about 9 months. And Dash is a male. Dash is small, though. And as a boxer/Boston terrier mix, he couldn’t help but melt our hearts (we’ve had and loved boxers before, but didn’t want such a large, energetic dog now that we don’t have a fenced yard). Energy he has in spades. We have to take his toys away before he’ll pause to eat! So much for meeting expectations. But he’s wonderful, and 2 days later, we’re still so glad we found him.

Just, um, wish me luck finishing the novel on time. I’m going to be more than usually distracted 🙂


About M.E. Garber

I'm an itinerant Ohio-born speculative fiction writer now living in north central Florida.
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6 Responses to New Joy in the House

  1. Widdershins says:

    Cyoot! Love that ‘can we play now?’ look. 🙂


  2. Akemi M. says:

    Congrats! I can easily imagine your smiling face when looking at or just thinking of him! So adorable! May he enjoy good health!!!!


  3. plunderpuss says:

    He is criminally cute! Congratulations. ❤


  4. Three cheers for Dasher! He looks perfect! I’m so happy for you all!


  5. M.E. Garber says:

    Thanks, everyone! Cory, you got it right–“criminally cute.” CC might become his new nickname. Slush reading just got a new category: “Drew me away from Dasher” becomes an instant “YES!” 🙂


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