OK, OK, enough of all that serious stuff.
I now intend to obsessively discuss my dog in my blog.
My gosh, I love this animal!
You may remember I got her from the shelter in January.
Evan was leaving for college after his Christmas break and decided I should get a dog before he left.
Kia was so shy at the shelter. She wouldn't come out to see us at all.
She had to be carried out of her cage since she was more than a little freaked out.
It took awhile, but the girl has gotten her mojo now! Here she is at the dog park, playing with her friend Bean.
Kia is part Jack Russell and part Border Collie, so we spend A LOT of time at the park burning off energy!
The one deal breaker was she HAD to get along with my cats. It took very little time before Mabel and Zelda had her whipped into shape. They love their dog sister now.
These two are double trouble in the morning when I am trying to read the newspaper.
I often get asked about her name. As we left the shelter after we agreed to take her, we were trying out names. I was thinking of "Sophie," or "Lily," or "Sadie." Evan thought those names were all too girly for a sporty little model like this. He was driving and looked ahead. You can guess what kind of car was ahead of us!! He said, "How about Kia?" Hey! I agreed it fit her. (Her middle name is Louise, just because I like saying "Kia Louse!")
Kia means so much to me and just having her around the house is wonderful!
(She's also made a dog lover out of a Certain Very Nice Man. More on that soon!)
Hope you all have happy days!