Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Little Pete Comes Home

If you have been reading this blog lately, you will know that we have been grieving the loss of Bertie Pierre (see Gone Away), a tiny pup with a huge personality packed into five pounds of love and good humor. Bertie is the reason that the blog itself is in a kind of mourning with those dark gray edges.

Last Saturday Beez and I went to the Farmer's Market and saw one of the animal shelter dog walker volunteers carrying a small pup who was too shy to go for a walk in the busy, noisy market. We stopped to chat and she turned so we could see his face.

I believe that time actually stopped there, for a moment. We each took a deep, shaky breath because the little guy's eyes were so much like Bertie's.

Long story short, Little Pete has come home:

No more noisy, overcrowded shelter (The staff and volunteers try so hard but the city needs to reorder some of its priorities, really). 

No more sense of impending doom (a very large percentage of the dogs in the shelter go unadopted and are put down).

No more loneliness for the little guy, because he is already getting integrated into our pack of rescue dogs. He snuggles, he plays, and he romps in spite of what looks to be a previously injured and poorly healed leg. 

Did we really need another dog? No. Did we really need to have Little Pete to join our family? Yes. 

Little Pete (full name: Pedro Martinez "Little Pete" Zee). I had a hard time getting him in focus because he was romping and had just paused for a second

Exploring the yard with big Leny


becky said...

Awe, Clair... he's absolutely adorable! Congrats on the new addition to your family! :)
Little Pete looks very happy @ home w/ you.

the7msn said...

I love the story of how you found each other. It was fate.

JC said...

You have a good heart !!!

They look like twins with their tails in the air like that.

Sandy ~~~ said...

OMG....yes, those are "take me home" eyes. Good for you!

Vintage Reading said...

Aw, he's so cute!

WasSoggyInSeattle said...

Such a cutie-pie!!!

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

Welome home, Little Petey!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

It's beautiful how our animals find us...and not the other way around, huh? I love this story and I love that Pete has come home.

Seems like you can now change the grey to a more cheerful color now.
Oh and I really like the new blog header. Where was it taken?


clairz said...

Thank you all for welcoming little Pete. Lisa, that photo was taken coming over the mountain from Tularosa and heading into Ruidoso.