Saturday, May 3, 2008

Meet Georgia

So, I went to the local animal shelter to deliver some posters my students created for the Be Kind to Animals Week poster contest and saw this sweet, rather obnoxious, ill-mannered five month-old lab. Meet Georgia. With a quick phone call, I convinced Keith (my hubby) to come down and see her. We've been wanting to add another dog to our family but always assumed it would be our next service dog-in-traning flunkee that joined us. We're not sure why, but we placed a 24-hour hold on the pup and went on our way. I had to stop at the pet store to pick up a few things. At the check-out stand was a magazine called Training Secrets for Labrador Retrievers. On the front cover it said, "You CAN TRAIN your SHELTER LAB!" Really?? I can???? My husband drove home in his car and saw a sign for a local fast food burger place advertising their weekly frozen custard flavor...Georgia Peach. That evening, while speaking to a friend of mine, who happens to be British (well, recently turned American now...) who shared that St. George is the patron saint of England. And those of you who know Keith, know he loves all things British. She calls it providence. We call it crazy. Either way, she's ours. We're keeping the name.

6 comments:

Traci said...

Oh my gosh! Georgia is so cute. What a great new addition!

Sharon said...

Very cute.....she looks sad, and I know you and Keith will make her smile & be happy in her new home. Congratulations on your new addition.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Congratulations on your newest addition! Love the name and it suits her so! She is ADORABLE!

Erin said...

Ha! Congrats! Crazy girl :-) She looks so cute. I can't wait to meet her. Brindzi is excited to hear that you got a shelter pup. Enjoy!

Trudee said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww Look at that cutie!! I think training them is the most fun. Well, that and puppy kisses. :) Congrats to you and Georgia! :)

Beth M said...

Congrats on your new addition! Rescue dogs are great!