Yesterday, we signed the adoption papers for Oreo and Buttons.
When we lost our beloved dog Waldo a few months ago we thought we would never get another dog as we loved him so much (never mind two). Oreo and Buttons took a lot of hard work to settle into the house, they chewed on my good shoes, they ate the sofa, they literally ate the kitchen sink (plastic basin!!).
We have been spending so much time training them and can see huge improvements. There are still days that are difficult but when you realise how much they need you to feed them, walk them and play with them you realise its a big responsibility. I would say to anyone out there wanting to adopt a dog, please put in the work and give it time - the more you put into your dog the more rewarding you will find it.
We all adore Oreo and Buttons and they love each other. They have so much love to give us and we are always blown away at how loving they can be to each other - Buttons licks Oreo's ears every day and loves cuddling up beside or on top of her (she makes a very comfy seat/bed) Oreo is so patient with Buttons, all he wants to do is play with her (usually by biting her leg and running under the table looking for a chase).
Thank you so much to Kathy and Liz in Dogs in Distress for being so patient with us and waiting for us to finally decide on keeping them both and I know we are all going to be happy together for a long time to come. We wouldn't be without them - the Fox and the Hound!