For many years, we had three cats. When they each eventually set off for the big catnip patch in the sky, we decided to own only one cat at a time. Our current cat, Tara, is very sweet but has psychological problems so a second cat has never been on the table. Disembowelment would be a real possibility if we got another cat.
Getting another dog is the most un-simple thing we could have done right now, but that’s what we did. We’d talked about waiting till the fall, but I’d been looking at the site for our local shelter and saw this sweet girl. Her name is Pixie. I went to meet her first and then we all spent some time with her during this past week, and felt she was meant to be with us.
We brought her home yesterday. It felt a little like having a baby in the house again. Our house is a split level, and Pixie has some mobility issues with her back legs so the stairs are a concern. We spent a lot of time putting up gates and trying to acclimate her since she was a little skittish.
Tara showed her displeasure by making sure we saw her use the living room carpet as a litter box. She seems better today though. Our other dog, Oliver, is adjusting well.
So as far as simplicity goes, I’ve earned an F in this marking period. But since Pixie is settling in so nicely I think I’ll be back to my project by tomorrow.