Sunday, June 23, 2013
He Chose Me ......
Meet JoJo. Just look at that sweet face. Melts your heart, doesn't it?
Worked on He Who said "We don't need another dog." Need? Maybe not, but who said anything about need?
JoJo is not 2 years old yet and definitely male, as you can see. He will not be in possession of all that for long. He was rescued from a hoarder and was with a family who could not afford to keep him. That being said, I feel the need to point out to my children that I am NOT a hoarder, so shut-up!
He has fit in nicely with the animals here, with the exception of Martha, the boy cat. Martha loves his dogs and I am not sure why he dislikes JoJo so much. JoJo is not aggressive, as most male dachshunds are. He has succumbed to the rule of Oscar in this animal kingdom.
When his previous person brought him in to "just show" him to me, he put his tiny paws on my knee to be picked up and then nestled into my arms like he had always had a place there. She went to the pool with her family and I kept him to see how he would interact with my dogs.
He smelled like a hound, so I bathed him. He didn't seem to object and my dogs were okay, if a little miffed that I was paying attention to a new animal. Toni Louise is always eager to meet new faces and she sized up the little guy and decided he would make a good little playmate. Oscar was okay with JoJo. He is usually not too happy about new additions to the family, but JoJo seemed to win him over pretty quickly. Wall-E was very upset. Anything that upsets his routine will send him into a tizzy. He will bark and whine and wet himself, then go eat some grass and throw up. He is a delicate being, my Wall-E.
When the family came out of the pool and up to the office, I put JoJo down and he sniffed them all and promptly turned around and came back to me and put his little paws on my knee. It was meant to be. He chose me. He has the same gentle spirit that my Emmy possessed. He is not much bigger than she was and is just a little love.
He picked me ..... what was I supposed to do?