The Weiswomen Pets, Part II

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Moving on now to our current pet companion - Bunk. The Bunkster. The Bunkinator. Sir Bunkalicious. My husband and I were both raised with dogs and he's clearly a dog person. He grew to love my cat Pierre but he always wanted a dog. After Pierre was gone it was a while before we were ready for another pet. And then there was the kitchen renovation - who really wants to bring a new dog into the house when it looks like this?

So, we waited. Then the kitchen was done. Then we were headed to Michigan for a family event. Then there was a vacation. Then we started looking at local shelters and rescue organizations. Then I was traveling for work. We looked at a lot of dogs. My husband wanted a big dog. I wanted a small dog. I joked that we would get a medium dog and name it "compromise." Everyone said that we would know the right dog when we found it. And we did. There was a dog we liked at a rescue organization that ultimately got adopted by the foster family but the organization kept us in mind when "Jack" came in. They actually brought him to our house one night in March so we could meet him and we immediately fell in love with him. He stayed and we renamed him "Bunk," here he is the first night:

He's still a puppy and there have been some bumps along the road but we can't imagine life without him now. By the way, if you're in the Boston metro area we have some great dog-related recommendations. Looking for a veterinarian? Check out Highland Animal Hospital (they're great for all pets!). Need someone to walk your dog or take them to playgroup? Look no further that Wags 4 Walks, you can't imagine how excited Bunk gets when it's time to go to playgroup. Finally, if you need some help with training, Dan from Cavalletto Canine is amazing.

Posted by Jennifer at 2:18 PM  
L. Shanna said...

So great to discover your blog-- I'm getting close to getting a dog of my own and am in the exact same situation you were in (love the name 'Compromise', by the way). There's always a reason not to take the plunge, but once you do it's worth it (hopefully!!)

September 1, 2009 at 9:06 PM  
Jennifer said...

Thanks for the compliment. I am really enjoying your blog (as another woman in my 30s!). Bunk has definitely been worth it, especially when he snuggles into my lap. Looking forward to hearing/reading about your future dog!

September 2, 2009 at 8:05 AM  

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