Friday, June 21, 2013

Kia!!!


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!



23 comments:

Olga said...

That is some high energy combination! What a look of intelligence in those eyes, too. Good pick.

Shelly said...

I love the look on her face. You certainly picked a winner!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good thing a VW Touareg wasn't in front of you!
She looks like a handful - but a fun handful.

Leah J. Utas said...

Those two mean business.

ellen abbott said...

I had a friend way back when who rescued the ugliest little dog I have ever seen. He named her Ruby Begonia.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww Kia is utterly adorable!! Look at those ears!! Awwwwwwww!!! Yay! Take care
x

jenny_o said...

A high-energy pup sounds like just the kind for you! I'm happy to hear the resident felines and Kia get along well :)

Love how you named her!

Tabor said...

I love dogs and we really must get one again...sometime...soon...maybe...when we are done traveling.

Madi and Mom said...

Hey BB and Kia is a beautiful name for a very sporty So. Cal. girl!!
Evan was right!! I'm so glad Zelda and Mabel love her too. I've often wonder how the diva would react to a puppy in the house. LOL Our first family pet was a mini Dachshund. We often said we'd get another when we retired. However Madi says she is not retired from being a Diva so we need to put that idea on hold.
Hugs C

Ms. A said...

Dogs are such a blessing and you are fortunate to have found the perfect fit for you... and Kia!

Pat Tillett said...

She is such a cutie! The fact that she gets along with your cats is awesome!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Your pup is very cute. I miss my dog even after two years.

Mamma has spoken said...

Yep, dogs are great. I love all three of mine ;o)

Daisy said...

I'm trying to get caught up on reading the blogs I visit and have just got caught up on yours. Your last couple of posts were moving and well said, as your writing always is. :-)
Monday's flowers were lovely! And as for Kia, she seems like a fantastic friend and pet and member of your household. I hope you have a great weekend!

Hilary said...

She's adorable. I can sure see the JRT in her.

Ann said...

What a cutie she is and I love those ears. Glad she settled in so well.

middle child said...

What a sweet dog! Seems so easy going too. Enjoy!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty .. the two of them look bright eyed and bushy tailed in the photo - animals bring so much pleasure ... and great that everyone is settling in so well - including VNM! Cheers Hilary

SueAnn Lommler said...

It is so soothing and uplifting to be filled with furry love. Congrats!
Hugs
SueAnn

Joanna Jenkins said...

Aww, you have a lovely dog and cat.
xo jj

Empty Nester said...

How could anyone NOT love that face? What a sweetheart!

Baby Sister said...

She's so cute!! And I love the name. I think it's perfect for her. :)

a ji o ji suno ji said...

How could anyone NOT love that face? What a sweetheart!
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