I am a little late in posting this exciting news. I had some major lap top computer issues that have just been fixed, yay. 🙂 It is so nice to have an IT guy in the family. On June 5th, I picked up a return dog named Ziva for VAGA to foster until a new home could be found. She was returned due to no fault of her own and after only two days of being in her home.
We had helped transport her and another sweet senior female to the VA Beach area for VAGA on the June Haul.
After three days as our foster dog Mitch asked me if we could keep her. I told him that I was not ready to bring another hound into our family after just losing Maggie and Booyah. I also told him that VAGA was working diligently to find Ziva a new forever home and that if he was serious about wanting to adopt her, then he should call and let them know.
With time, Mitch convinced me that adopting another hound was an excellent way to honor Booyah and Maggie. And Ziva was a perfect match for us. She has traits similar to both Maggie and Booyah. She is like a “hybrid” of both. We could not have asked for a more perfect match. Sometimes things are just meant to be even when you think you aren’t quite ready.
I should have known she was here to stay after her first night with us. She was in my lap a few minutes after walking through our door.
She was making herself right at home and enjoying the comfort of a couch within the first week of being with us.
After two weeks of being here, she began sleeping with us on the bed. On my side, curled up next to me just like my Maggie Mae. She is another momma’s girl.
It may have taken me some time to figure out she was a keeper but now she is here to stay and we could not be happier that she is part of our family!
We will have more pictures of her to share soon.
6 thoughts on “Hybrid Addition”
Black hounds are the trend for 2013! lol Congratulations, Ziva is adorable, and I love her name!
Congrats! Sure sounds like a real sweetie.
Congratulations to you and Ziva 🙂 She looks and sounds so special, I’m tickled pink for you 🙂
So glad she knew that she belonged with you!
congrats!!!! She is so pretty! Can’t wait to meet her!