You may have gathered we've been down on our pet luck lately.
(A few months ago, one of our kitty's disappeared and never found her way back home. And then our bunny rabbit was killed by a wild animal and in softening the blow to our kids, we somehow semi-promised them a horse).
And then my hubby didn't get a promotion to a more rural area that would have led to a potential horse purchase.
You could say there's been some animal-related guilt in our grown-up world.
I might have mentioned getting a dog to the family the other day.
Because I like to mix up the crazy.
I figured it would take months to find a dog with these specifications: smallish, good with kids, shed-free, Terrier (because according to my Twitter friends, they are swell), not a puppy, but not too old either, female, house-broken, crate-trained, spayed and preferably, free.
I'm not picky, just specific.
My daughter has been Googling with my supervision "cheep dogs that don't bite kids" all weekend.
And guess what her prayer request was in Sunday School?
It looks like God is on the Throne. And He is speedy-fast.
Because The Almighty not only provided everything on our list, he provided it TWICE.
They are called 3 year old Miniature Schnauzer sisters. The sweet family looking for a home for them is facing some hard times and they just wanted to find a nice home.
We fit that description 2/3 of the time.
They are getting up to speed on some vet stuff tomorrow (courtesy of this family) and we'll pick them up on Tuesday.
My daughter composed this comprehensive list of potential dog names in preparation of God's answer:
My personal favorites are Key Lime Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Kit Kat, Skittles and Whip Cream (but that may be just because I'm hungry). Her personal favorite girl name was Claude.
But since they aren't puppies, we decided it wouldn't be right to change their names: Dusty and Sasha.
However, because Sasha is nicknamed "Cha Cha" it only seemed appropriate to give Dusty a nickname.
I thought is would be cute to come up with a rhyming name for Dusty since I think of my dirty house when I say her name. (Because it's really all about inflection on a dog's name, anyway.)
We racked our brains over dinner. There just aren't that many names that rhyme with Dusty.
But my kids really liked one: "Lusty"
So, we decided Dusty wasn't so bad after all.
Since "Cha Cha" is also a great dance, we thought it would be fun to nickname Dusty "The Pachanga," but the kids liked "Disco."
I hope these dogs are ready for The Crazy.
Because that's the name of the game.
And this is where you tell me YOUR pet's name and how you came up with it!