Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A beginning..

Shiloh meant "Finding peace" but Roxanne means "dawn" which is the ultimate beginning to a new day.  So that's what we chose to name the newest member of the Stumpf pack.
Meet Roxi
I've always wanted to keep one 'non-greyhound' member in the pack and started looking about 1 1/2 weeks ago.  I contacted a lot of groups about dogs I found on Petfinder and we even visited a few.  But none were 'just right'.  Until I saw this one..we met her and within seconds Jason said "I want this one"..
We adopted her from Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE) in Richmond and she was pulled from a high kill shelter (>90%!) in West virginia just 10 days before we met her.  She is about 1 year old (we decided her birthday was her adoption day 5/19) and a lab mix (probably Pit, Corgi..Heinz 57).  Her shelter paperwork said she was picked up as a stray and was labeled #626. She's smaller than Shiloh but has similar mannerisms and structure.  She has absolutely be perfect for us so far.  Well mannered, loving, happy, laid back and a little playful.  She has a little eye infection but we are working on getting that cleared up. 
She's one lucky girl and I think she knows it..
 She had her first bath today and she NEEDED it!  It is  nice to have a little 'young' in the pack again.  We will also be getting our first true foster greyhound in a few weeks. 
What does Cali think of all this 'new'? 
She's not too happy with it all just yet..Roxi licks her and plays with her toys.  The pink poodle gets protected.
 But not to be outdone..Cali says she can run and look cute too.
 We take Roxi to her first 'dog' event next weekend.  I think she will do fabulously.  We are very lucky too.


gyeong said...

She's very cute, and has the Shiloh/Parker look about her. Like you, we will always have one non-greyhound. Can't wait to meet her, and my kids will get to meet her this weekend.

Joyce Miller said...

She's adorable and I'm happy you added to your pack!

houndstooth said...

She sure is adorable -- and so is Cali! Congratulations to all of you! :)

Sue said...

I'm so glad beautiful Roxi found you.

Lovely photos of Roxi and Cali.

Patty E. said...

Congrats! She is a beauty!

Hazel said...

I'm so glad that the pink poodle gets protected! Cali, you are in charge, and don't you forget it!

Roxi is cute. I know you will enjoy her.

Elaine said...

Roxi looks so comfortable with you and your family. Both of you are just so lucky. And a little bit of that youthful energy will work well with you.

Angela said...

Congrats! She's a cutie and sure looks happy in her new home!