Monday, February 21, 2011

12 hour dog

Before we got out new puppy, we thought we were interested in a rescue dog. So we scoured Craigslist and the animal shelters looking for the right fit for our family and on the first night in our new home, we got a call about a dog. Her name was Mia and when we met her, she was very slow to warm up. Something her owners told us was part of her charm. My husband felt like something was a little off about her, but we brought her home with the hopes of her warming up to us, but with the intention of bringing her back if she didn't. Well, she didn't warm up. In fact, she turned psycho in the middle of the night and was dying to get out of our house so badly that she scratched the living daylights out of my front door.

That did not make me happy on our first day in our new home! Needless to say, Mia went back home with her owners and we went a different route to find a puppy for our family.
It took me a few weeks, but I finally got around to fixing the front door. I just used some oil based paint (the same paint I used for this ) and mineral spirits and rubbed it into the wood making it look as good as new.
My foyer still looks a little bare. I promise to work on that! Stay tuned.

2 comments:

janimal said...

As the owner of an amazing rescue dog, I just want to add that most rescue stories are not like yours! Practically any and all breeds are available from rescues, and most people involved with rescue groups love animals and work to make the best possible matches to ensure a good arrangement. Just had to add that....

Cerise said...

I'm so sorry your rescue experience didn't work out! I have rescued all 4 of my animals. 3 we rescued while they were still kittens and a puppy. The other was a year old. It has been a wonderful experience.
I will say that when shelters/rescues say the animal is slow to warm up, they are usually (but not always) better off with a people with a lot of patience and no children. A good rescue should be able to find you a perfect match!