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Introducing Sweetie

I can';t keep upo with how facebook works these days. Apparently it has no privacy anymore but I don't think all of my friends show up in my newsfeed so you may not know this but I have a new dog. So without further adieu . . . here's sweetie:

Isn't she precious? So I know some of you are reading this and thinking geeze, the last thing Amanda needed was another dog, and you are probably right. But she is just so darn sweet! I found Sweetie about 6 weeks ago wandering around my neighborhood parking lot when I got home from work, I picked her up and wandered around a bit thinking we would bump into her owner looking for her - no such luck. She was very well behaved, and not afraid of people so I knew she was some one's dog but something was off. She was dirty - ok, a dog out and about unsupervised will probably roll around in dirt and crawl under bushes - explainable. Her hair was matted - hmm a little more suspicious. She was hungry - again, if she had been out all day or longer explainable and then as I found out two days later- she was covered in fleas! I figured I would keep the "small dog" as I called her safe from further wandering overnight until her owner could be located. I emailed her info to my management office- nothing. I asked around to a few neighbors and found one that knew her - her name is Sweetie. So the deal with Sweetie is that she is apparently constantly wandering over to my neighborhood looking for food. Her "owner" did not want her, keept her in a small backyard day and night which she is easily able to escape. And obviously the matty / fleaness is pretty explanatory. the neighbor did not know said owner's name or address. So initially I was going to take her to the shelter and decided to give her a bath - this is when I noticed the fleas, yikes! I gave her three baths and still couldn't get them, hiding in her matted coat. A this point it was late at night, this dog was clearly in my home overnight with two other pets- the fleas had to go! So, I took some scissors and chopped off the matted fur, it was so much! The next day we went to the vet and I told them the story, even though Sweetie was micro chipped they would not return her to her neglectful owner, would I keep her? And y'all right there I looked at her big eyes on that sweet face and knew she wasn't going anywhere.

So six weeks later . . . Sweetie loves her new home :) She wages her little tail and makes squeaky excited noises when I come home. She never wanders away. She's now gotten her shots and is fully documented as my good sweet dog. She and Haley aren't the bestest of friends but they're settling into their routine and learning to get along - this by the way is very normal and was discussed at length. Sweetie is quite the little snuggler and is very happy about being a "kidnapped" as the bf calls it dog. Yay Sweetie!  


  1. Aw! This is so sweet and made me tear up!! I'm really glad you decided to give this cutie a home! She's adorable and I can see why they named her Sweetie! She and Haley will eventually get along, don't worry!


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