Saturday, January 24, 2009

We got a dog!!

So after the kids saw "Hotel for Dogs", they have been begging for a dog. If you haven't seen the movie it was so cute, you really should. Anyways, we promised them we would look into. We went to Pets Smart today and one of the local shelters had their dogs there for adoption. We search and search and saw a little rat terrier....I had not looked at them on the internet, due to their name...rat...who wants a dog with rat in their name. So, anyways, when we got there, the dog was really cute and wasn't yapping and barking like the rest of the they got it out for us and let us play with it...the kids loved it, especially Xander. He is 4 months old and was rescued from a not so great owner....but he is a really sweet dog. He is getting "altered" and we will bring him home on monday. I don't have any pics, but the pic at the top is one that looks alot like him....we are still working on a fun!!

I also found this explanation on the internet about these kind of dogs...."The rat terrier is a famed farm helper and companion. As their name implies, they were excellent ratters on farms and made fantastic hunting companions.

They are a more rare breed today because the breed died out quite a bit due to the invention of pesticides in the 20s - 40s used on farms.

They are often mistaken for a Jack Russell Terrier, although they never have a wiry coat, they are finer boned, have a more refined head, and are considerably less aggressive.

All-in-all, they are typical terriers, loving to explore and tear around the yard, but they also love to lounge around with their owners."

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