So, it’s been a whirlwind week here at Casa de Angie.
One child flew the coop and another came…
Here’s the full story…
The day my son was to leave for college (THE very day!), a local animal shelter called to say they had a puppy matching our wishes (small, non-shedding, hypoallergenic). Would we like to get acquainted?
Now, this is the one and only call we’ve ever received from anyone in the last two years, despite having applied to 3 shelters and 2 online adoption sites. So, of course we said yes!
We rushed to see the puppy. It was an 8-year-old white Westie named Skye, a little chunky, scared nervous trembling thing, with not so fresh breath. She was not that small, not non-shedding but low-shedding, and not hypoallergenic. But what the heck, we decided we were in love… Yes, we would take her!
Can the shelter hold her for a few days until we come back from moving our son to college?
The answer is no… They can hold her only for one day; that’s the shelter’s policy. But we’ll be gone for 3 days! Can we sign the adoption papers and pay for the fee now? It’s not about the money, they said. Of course, of course…
Well, if it was meant to be, she’d still be here when you come back, they kindly pacified. Of course, of course…
So we left, a little more depressed than we already were… you know, because the son was moving…
While we were gone, we called the shelter daily, to see if Skye was still there…
Oh, today Skye had another family getting acquainted with her and they have a day to make their decision… Our collective heart fell…
Oh, the family decided against Skye… Our collective heart grew. But we’ll take her to Petsmart today… Our collective heart fell again… We felt certain that Skye would go home with another family. Surely there would be someone who would take her…
Well it turned out no one did!
Skye is considered a senior at that age and the shelter said it is always hard to place older dogs. Well, Skye… we don’t really care how old you are, we want you…
So we’re now proud parents and siblings to a wonderful girl! Everyone, meet Skye!
So, just so you know how much of a whirlwind this week is for me, I’m also entertaining guests from out of town at the moment. That completes the story totally, doesn’t it? So you’ll forgive me, won’t you, if I didn’t have the chance to ask for cohosts? We’ll just vote again, okay?
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Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed says
Aw what a cutie Angie. Sounds like Skye was just meant for you, she’s adorable. What a whirlwind of a week you’ve had, hope things settle down soon so you can all get chance to know Skye some more. Will be back to vote on Tuesday x
I still can’t believe how it happened! The same day our son was moving?? That’s too much of a coincidence, isn’t it? It’s just meant to be! She’s settling in nicely; we’re so happy!
Dad Whats 4 Dinner says
What a wonderful turn of events! So it was meant to be. Good to know people will take in seniors :)) I am hoping my kids remember that someday. Have a great weekend with your houseguests and Skye.
Lol, I’ll have to remind the kids about this moment when my own time comes ?? I’m still shaking my head about the way it all turned out, Quinn.
Dad Whats 4 Dinner says
It’s because you are a good person, so good things happen.
I hope so, Quinn! Or maybe I’m just very lucky ?
My goodness, that face! Sounds like a right old whirlwind of emotions but glad it worked out well. Welcome Skye (by the way don’t know if you know but Skye is a beautiful island off the North of Scotland, one of my favorite places even with its weather!)
Yes, I’ve heard of it! Never been there, though. Maybe one day I’ll bring Skye to Skye ?? This has been a week unlike any other for us! In the end, it all worked out and we’re just thrilled to have the new addition to the family.
Oh hello, Skye! You are so cute and you are so lucky to be with Angie’s lovely family. Would you be partying with us today? I will be a good friend! 😀
Hey, Angie! I missed FF last week. Stressfull week! I am glad to be here again. I will be available anytime you need back up. 😉 Amazing features as always! x
Oh yeah, Skye will be partying with us every week from now on ?? But no table scraps for her, ok. She’s a little on the chunky side, shh… Don’t tell her I said that! ?? Been there myself with the hectic and stressful week, Jhuls. I know exactly what you’re talking about!
No table scraps, copy that. 😀 Btw, about the co-hosting, I’d be okay the coming Friday.
Thanks, Jhuls! You’re it! I hope Suzanne can be your partner ??
Ahh, Skye looks lovely! Enjoy sneaking her food from the table! Glad it worked out.
Thanks! I’m trying not to do that but I’m sure I’ll give in eventually. Just look at that face!
That was just meant to be!!!
Sometimes things work out for the best, and I’m glad it happened to us! ?
Skye is beautiful! Welcome to the family Skye!
Thanks, Su! Aren’t we lucky to have her? ?
Heartfelt gratitude to each one of you for selecting my posts for features! Angie, is there any way you can put a better picture for the zucchini bread?
Which picture would you prefer? Btw, I can’t enlarge any of your picture.
Skye is super cute and simply adorable! It is so interesting to note how things/ people/pets are meant to be in our lives, isn’t it? I cannot get over the coincidence of Skye coming into your lives the same day your son moves to college.
So happy Skye will party with us at Fiesta Friday!
Me, neither! It was a little too much of a coincidence. I think someone is looking out for us! This is going to be the great story we live to tell, lol. Thanks, Sandhya! ?
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
Angie my heart is in my throat. I just love little Skye and am so happy your stress in wanting her worked out. Tell your son she gets his room. They hate it when life goes on without them. After my daughter left we got new furniture in the basement and she took it personally. I am gone a lot through September but would take October 7 if it’s available?
Oct 7 is perfect. I’ll put you down, thanks! Lol, I think my son would actually love that. Do you know what he said? He told me he would only reply to my text messages if I went to get Skye! Skye was sacred when she was first introduced to us and she came right to my son and buried her head in his lap! They had instant connection!
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
Oh she will miss her brother. Gives him something to look forward too. Is he far?
He’s 4 hrs away and I think he might come home for the Labor Day weekend to see her. This ends up being a great plan to get him to come home more often ?
Your new baby is adorable!
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for finding the time to continue to host!?
Thanks, Michelle! I feel like I need Fiesta Friday to keep me organized, lol. So, no problem, it’s my pleasure ??
Skye is adorable 🙂
Thanks, Sonal! How you been, girl?!
Natalie Browne says
Awe, Skye is adorable, Angie. I’m so glad everything worked out for you. Sounds like you had a pretty crazy week. I’ll be up for co-hosting again in a couple weeks, once my kids are back in school and things return to normal around here, lol. Just let me know when you need help 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Thanks, Natalie! Yah, it’s been a crazy supercharged week! But I think it’s ending very nicely; Skye has a lot to do with that ? I’ll try to put you down somewhere mid Sept if that’s ok. Let me know, thanks! ??
Natalie Browne says
Sounds perfect! Either the weekend of the 16th or 23rd would work for me ?
The 16th it is! Your partner is Loretta. Thanks ?
Elaine @ foodbod says
How lovely! Welcome lovely little Skye ?????
Thanks, Elaine! Isn’t she a beauty?
Elaine @ foodbod says
She’s lovely! Reminds me of the Westie we had when I was a child 🙂
What a cutie! I can see why you fell in love with her. Have fun with the new family member:)
Thanks, Lily! I can’t believe nobody wanted her! We’re feeling pretty lucky ?
Judi Graber says
Cutie pie! Thanks so much to those who voted for my bread and that you will make this yummy bread! Mother drive dead, hopefully not the hard drive too. Bought a new computer and if all goes well I will be back in business
Oh no! Let me know as soon as everything goes back to normal so I can put you down on the rotation for cohosting. We need you!
Hi Angie, Skye is adorable! What a sweet dog! You’ll always have that great story to tell about her!
Thanks, Janet! I’ve been telling the great story to anyone willing to listen. Still can’t believe how lucky we are! ?
Justine @ Born and Bred in Brooklyn says
Oh my gosh!! So happy for you. Skye is adorable and she’s so lucky to have such a loving forever home to be part of. Wonderful! <3
Thanks, Justine! We’re feeling pretty lucky ourselves to have found Skye! ?
Angie I am so happy for you and Skye is just beautiful. I also adopted a senior, Percy is 11 yrs old. They are the best and bless you for taking in a dog that many do not want and shelters feel are unadoptable. I will volunteer to be a co host whenever you need me. I cannot bring anything to the party this week, I have my hands full dog sitting for another dog that is not happy to be here, she misses her family and Percy is also not happy to share his home with another dog, ugh…. Happy to volunteer and congratulations again on beautiful Skye.
I remember you talking about how rewarding it is to adopt these seniors and I’m starting to find out why. Most of these dogs are already house trained and pretty well-behaved, easy to care for. And they deserve a second chance in life. Poor Percy… tell him it’s only temporary ?? And I can use your help next week FF135, Labor Day weekend. Let me know if that’s ok. Thanks so much! ???
Sarah 'n Spice says
Such a beautiful and heart warming story!!! What a cutie 🙂
Thanks, Sarah! Happy FF! ?
Awww Skye just melts my heart, and what a wonderful end to your story. Absolutely beautiful. I’m sure your son had his nose out of joint there for a while, but what a great cause and now it will be a family pet and everyone is happy happy! Enjoy your weekend with your out of town guests. I hope you’ve planned some water activities for them 🙂 I’ll be happy to co-host September 16th if that’s available?
Thanks, Loretta! We’re all tickled pink with the new addition! ?? And yes, the 16th is open; I’ll put you down. Thanks so much! ?
….oh and p.s. thanks to everyone who voted for my muffins 🙂
What an emotional week for all of you! I am so glad it ended happily. Congratulations! He is so cute!!
Thanks, Shari! It’s a girl but I still make mistakes and call her good boy all the time ??
Sorry about that, Angie! I always do that. For some reason I always call dogs boys. Please apologize to Skye for me. She is very beautiful!
It’s ok! I still call our beta fish a she even though it’s a boy. My daughter gets mad sometimes, oh well… Btw, would you be willing to cohost FF136? Not this Friday, but the next, Sept 9. Let me know! ?
Thank you for asking me, Angie, but my son will be here visiting from NYC that weekend so I know I wouldn’t have time. So sorry to have to turn you down.
No worries, Shari. Just let me know when is a good time and I’ll work with you. Have a great time with your son! ?
Judi Graber says
It is National Dog Day! Has Skye been eating chocolate cake? LOL
You know, I didn’t even realize it’s national dog day until Suzanne mentioned it on Instagram. We gave Skye a bigger piece of Dentastix, lol ?
It seems that you had a quite intense week Angie! Skye is adorable!
Yeah it’s been pretty intense and supercharged! Thanks, Margy! ?
Such a cutie pie…have fun with your new little ball of furr!
Thanks, Colleen! ?
Your new family member is just adorable, Angie! I’m so happy for you! 😀
Thanks, Julianna! We’re definitely lucky to have her! ?
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I feel so honored to be included. However, I think the Liebster is meant for new bloggers only?? I’m not so sure I should participate, dear. Still I’m flattered you thought about me, thank you so much! ??
SO happy for you!! My son is only 11 and I got clammy hands reading your post about your son leaving for college. 😉 I’m in love with your new fluffy baby- and LOVE your story of how she joined your family. It was definitely meant to be. <3
You have a few more years, but boy do they go fast! Seems like mine was just 11 yesterday. I was cleaning up and saw a note he wrote to me when he was 9. He was angry over something and signed the note “with tiny love”…brought a smile to my face…so darn cute, right? And Skye is just the icing on the cake to a looong…week ??
That note is too much. I’m not sure how many notes – usually apologizing for something BTW- I should keep!
A lot of life changes. Out of town guests too!?!? You must be emotionally & physically WIPED. That sweet dog will help get you through it for sure. 🙂
Skye is looking super cute! What a perfect addition to the family – congrats Angie 🙂
Thanks so much! It’s so nice to have another child to look after, lol ?
Cynthia Reyes says
Welcome to Skye. Glad you got her. Your family will give her the best love.
Thanks! We feel very lucky to get her, Cynthia! We’ll take good care of her ?
Yay – I have a new computer so sign me up for an empty spot. I’m flexible this Fall except for this weekend. I need a photo editing program – I know you and others use picmonkey. Any suggestions? I also have photoshop but need to get it reinstalled. Never used it yet! How’s Skye doing? That’s what I need a “senior dog” 🙂 Those eyes, pink alert ears – love, love, love.
Oh good!! I need you for FF136 Sept 9, unless Mollie takes it. She’s been having computer issue herself. I need an experienced cohost that week since I’ve asked Shari to try cohosting for the 1st time. She has yet to confirm though. I’ll let you know as soon as I find out. If not then the 23rd is open. I’ll let you know.
I find Picmonkey simple and easy to use, and it’s sufficient for my needs. I tried photoshop briefly but it’s a little too complicated. I really resent spending too much time editing photos ? But other people love it. I guess you can try PicMonkey and see how you like it. At least it’s free.
I can do the 9th or 23rd – just let me know 🙂
Thanks! It’ll be the 9th but unfortunately Shari can’t do it. Let’s wait for Mollie, then. If she’s up for it, it’ll be you and Mollie.
I know what computer problems are like. If Mollie can’t I do not mind going solo as I always take time to comment on every post 🙂 Whatever works for you is fine with me!
Sounds great! If Mollie can’t, you’re it! That solves all my problems, thanks!! ?
Oh and Skye is doing great!! She’s an awesome dog!!
Life Diet Health says
OMGosh! How adorable is Skye ? I can’t imagine all the emotions your family have had this past week but so happy how things have worked out for you?? It’s a bit mean that the shelter couldn’t reserve her for you and unbelievable the other people didn’t want her… how could anyone reject that face! Glad you had something (someone) to take the edge off your son going to college… he’ll be back (with laundry) before you know it! Hugs to you & Skye x
My daughter was saying…that shelter needs to chill!! Here we were willing to take her, and they still had to peddle her around?? I guess they wanted to make sure she found a home. Turned out she had been there since early July. Who knows, maybe we were down on the list. Which makes it even more special actually that everybody else rejected her. She was ours from the start ?? Thanks, Laurena! ??
Life Diet Health says
She really is gorgeous – I have to keep coming back to this page just to see her smiling! 🙂 I’m so happy she’s found the perfect home… and that you’ve found the perfect new addition! 🙂 xxx
Oh what an adorable face and those sparkling eyes! Her coloring is gorgeous and that beautiful brown hair is so coo! I think she was sent to you so you would have something to occupy yourself now that your son is away! My Gibson was a “used” dog, adopted older, and Chance, too, was second hand, now that I think about it – but you and Suzanne have a great point about the rewards and not having to teach the early skills! I’m sooo tired from that puppy!!
I can host the week of September 15 if it’s open – I’ll hopefully have good internet by then!
That’s the only week spoken for in Sept, darn! But we can definitely use your help either Sept 9 or 23, take your pick. Probably better the 23rd? Just to make sure internet is up and running? Let me know. And good luck with Chance! When he’s finally broken in, it’ll be worth every second of training! I’m sure. I hope. I pray ?? Hang in there, Mollie ??
Thanks, Angie! Let’s go with the 23rd. I’ll be back in SD by then.
Skye is an absolute cutie pie, Angie. Has she realized how lucky she is to have such a great chef close by to feed her? I hope everyone (humans and canine) are adjusting well to the living arrangements. (When we sent our oldest off the college, it took 2 puppies to replace her…yes, we’re crazy! Though those 2 puppies are now 11 yr old “seniors”.)
She’s actually starting to whine now whenever I cook or eat. I’m trying not to give in but it’s hard! I gave her some of my banana & PB yesterday 😀 I can’t believe you took in 2 puppies!! You must be a glutton for punishment LOL. They’re fun though, right? 🙂
Lol. They learn fast. I always keep baby carrots nearby when I’m cooking – they appease the dogs and keep the chubbies at bay. ? Actually 2 puppies at once was easier than one – they entertained and trained one another. You should try it sometime! ?
I bought a big bag of baby carrots today and sweet potatoes too. If she doesn’t like them, I guess I’ll be eating carrots and sweet taters for a while, haha…
Debbie Spivey says
How sweet! I’ve never had a need for Skype, but I know it has to make you feel closer!
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What a sweetie pie dog! The Fiesta looks soooo/ tooo tempting! Thanks everyone.
Skye certainly knows how to pick ’em! I’m sure you’re all going to be very happy together, Angie.
Thanks John! She’s added so much fun and happiness to our house already! She’s quite a character ?
Stacey Bender says
Skye is about the most precious thing I have ever seen (except Buddy and Ginger, of course). It was definitely meant to be!
Buddy came to us in a similar way. He was 10, not a girl (which we wanted), not a Lhasa ( which we were looking for and had just had 16 teeth pulled. We wouldn’t trade him for the world. He is 16 1/2 now.
Enjoy your little bundle (of joy).
Thanks, Stacey! How you been, girl?! It’s been so long…Come to Fiesta Friday once in a while, will you? So we won’t forget Buddy and Ginger! And of course we miss all your excellent cooking and stories!! ??